Former DNR boss Landwehr to lead Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters
ELY, Minn. — The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters announced Tuesday, March 5 that former Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr has been named its executive director.
Landwehr served as DNR commissioner for the last eight years under Gov. Mark Dayton (new Gov. Tim Walz chose Sarah Strommen to head the agency earlier this year). Landwehr brings an abundance of talent and a wealth of experience and relationships to the position, including over 30 years of conservation experience in both public, private and advocacy sectors, Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters said in a news release.
Prior to joining Dayton’s administration as DNR commissioner, Landwehr served as assistant state director at the Nature Conservancy. Before that he worked at Ducks Unlimited and did prior state service at the Minnesota DNR. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he taught wetland ecology and conservation. He served on the Shoreview City Council from 1995-2002 and is a member of numerous boards. He has bachelor and master’s degrees in Wildlife Management and an MBA from the Carlson School of Business. He lives in Shoreview with his wife and two children.
The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is a broad coalition of more than 35 partner organizations, including conservation, sportsmen and veterans’ groups. The Campaign is also supported by more than 300 local and national businesses. The Campaign is led by Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness, based in Ely, Minn. For more information, click here.
— Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters