Landslide, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm committed to “linking people to their landscape” by engaging them in transparent, authentic planning processes that incorporate current science into land use planning and conservation.

High quality natural resource planning seeks to balance individual and community needs, economic constraints and environmental stewardship. It begins by assessing ecologic function in a scientific and holistic manner. The planning process then considers the social and economic benefits and constraints to meeting management goals. Natural resources include agricultural and forested land, wildlife habitat, streams, ponds and wetlands. Landslide does not work with underground resources such as minerals.

IMG_1185Amy D. Sheldon

Amy D. Sheldon has nineteen years of professional natural resource conservation experience. Her passion is the outdoors and she is driven to “link people to their landscape” through holistic, transparent and inclusive planning processes that are based on sound science. Her emphasis is on making scientific information accessible to landowners, resource managers and decision makers and facilitating good management decisions.

Amy has extensive experience managing conservation projects, as the first Executive Director of the Middlebury Area Land Trust, a position she held for seven years and later at the White River Partnership in Rochester, Vermont for five years. In these positions she managed a wide array of conservation and restoration projects. She was also a Natural Resource Planner for the City of Eugene, Oregon’s Planning and Development Department and has been an Instructor with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) since 1992. In 2005 Amy started Landslide Inc. where her emphasis has been on watershed assessment and conservation planning.

Amy holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and an M.S. in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont. Her Master’s Thesis was a study of the Distribution of Red Back Salamanders in a Fragmented Landscape, a landscape level study of the effects of habitat fragmentation on a common species of amphibian.