The Team

Sunny M Red

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Preserving possibilities on 1200 acres of land for wildlife, for farming, for trails, and for a small neighborhood of affordable housing takes a community of people who are invested in the future of the Methow Valley. Click HERE to see who is helping make this once-in-a-lifetime conservation opportunity possible. Updated 7.17.2023


The Methow Conservancy has inspired people to care for the land of the Methow Valley since 1996. A nonprofit, accredited land trust, the Methow Conservancy has protected more than 10,000 acres of orchards, fields, shrub-steppe uplands, forests, and riparian areas, including more than 32 miles of riverfront and 1300 acres of irrigated farmland in the Methow Valley. We safeguard healthy soils and clean water, we believe agriculture can thrive in the Methow Valley, and we connect people to the land.


Board Members: Benj Drummond (President), Kristen Kirkby (Vice President), Joanne Uehara (Treasurer), David Clement (Secretary), Ashley Ahearn, Mary Johnston, Jessi Kelley, Sam Naney, Peggy Porter, David Schooler, Tiffany Surface, Kevin van Bueren

Staff Members: Sarah Brooks (Executive Director), Ashley Lodato (Associate Director), Jeanne White (Conservation Director), Julie Grialou (Senior Ecologist), Sarah Birkeland (Land Project Manager) Mary Morgan (Membership Assistant), Joy Schwab (Bookkeeper), Daniel Senner (Conservation Project Manager), Bridger Layton (Education Programs Coordinator), Liana Cabiles (Conservation Easement Manager)

Additional Capital Campaign Committee Members:

Co-Chairs: Kevin van Bueren, Roxie Miller, Julie Muyllaert

Members at Large: Char Alkire, Teri Beatty, Sonya Campion, Laurel Canan, Maud Daudon, Heidi de Laubenfels, James DeSalvo, Kristin Devin, Steve Dixon, Carrie Fink, Scott Fitkin, Peter Goldman, Steve Hirsch, Martha Kongsgaard, Jennifer Lewis, Don Linnertz, Jay Lucas, Kelleigh McMillan, Jason Paulsen, Mike Pruett, Karen West

We’re excited to launch Imagine the Methow: A Campaign for Sunny M Ranch. We have until June 15, 2023 to preserve these possibilities for our community. To join us and to learn more about the Campaign for Sunny M Ranch, visit To make a multi-year pledge, contact Executive Director Sarah Brooks to schedule a meeting: or 509-996-2870. Or click here to access a pledge form.

Inspiring people to care for the land of the Methow Valley since 1996.

Join Team Methow Conservancy and support conservation work in the Methow Valley!