Welcome Dan!

Written by Meredith Trainor

December 4, 2018

I am excited to officially introduce and welcome our new Tongass Forest Program Manager, Dan Cannon, to the SEACC Team!

Dan first came to Southeast many years ago on a trip to Prince of Wales Island, where the beauty of the landscape inspired him to care about Southeast and recognize the importance of protecting the Tongass. He recently moved to Juneau with his fiancée, and they are looking forward to exploring the waterways and communities of Southeast. When not organizing, Dan can be found in the woods. He has already hiked to the top of Mt. Juneau and is looking forward to hiking up Mt. Roberts next.

Dan is joining SEACC after 10 years of experience working in a variety of positions advocating for the protection of the environment. He has worked with communities throughout the country to promote progressive policies through on-the-ground grassroots and digital organizing. Most recently he spent the last 7 years at Greenpeace working on various campaigns including the ‘Shell No’ campaign to stop drilling in the Arctic. Throughout his career, Dan has designed and implemented strategic campaign plans to bring about people-driven political change, and he is excited to bring these experiences to SEACC and the Tongass.

As the Tongass Forest Program Manager, Dan will work closely with SEACC staff, supporters, and community members to promote policies that protect our rainforest home, like keeping Roadless Rule protections on the Tongass. Dan will play a key role in helping our communities organize to participate in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement process for the Roadless Rule next summer. He is eager to help us continue building grassroots power by engaging communities in support of sustainable forest practices here in Southeast.

This is Dan’s first week in the office, so be sure to write and say hi at dan@seacc.org, or come by to say hello in-person at our December First Friday and Gallery Walk event this Friday, the 7th of December, at our office at 224 Gold Street in downtown Juneau.

We are thrilled to have Dan joining us and all of us at SEACC look forward to working with him to protect the places we love.

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