Rich CochranRich Cochran


Thriving cities ... are trees the answer?

How communities reflect the laws of biology.


Rich is a nationally-recognized conservationist who had been Chagrin River Land Conservancy's Executive Director for 10 years when CRLC and seven other Northern Ohio land trusts merged to form Western Reserve Land Conservancy in 2006. At that time, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of the largest land conservancy in Ohio. In his talk Rich will show how trees are the essential natural asset for all healthy human communities, and how we can design an enduring and prosperous region by observing a foundational law of biology.

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