Peter joined The Lyme Timber Company in 1990 and leads the Company’s conservation strategies. Prior to joining Lyme, Peter was Senior Vice President of the Trust for Public Land (TPL) where he directed TPL's conservation real estate acquisitions in the Northeast and Midwest. Peter lectures extensively at graduate schools and professional conferences on conservation investment schemes and strategies. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Appalachian Mountain Club and serves on the Boards of the Forest History Society and the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation. In addition, he is a former Board Chair of the Land Trust Alliance, served as a founding Commissioner of the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, current Board Member of the National Alliance of Forestland Owners (NAFO), and serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Rose Smart Growth Real Estate Fund No. 1. Peter earned a B.A. with Highest Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975 and was a Loeb Fellow and received a Certificate in Advanced Environmental Studies from Harvard University in 1981. Peter was the 2012/3 recipient of the Kingsbury Browne Award from the Land Trust Alliance as well as the 2012/3 Kingsbury Browne Fellowship from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.