Terry Cook has been named state director of the Kentucky office of The Nature Conservancy.
Cook, who will live in Lexington, has worked with the non-profit organization for 17 years, most recently as the regional science director of the 14-state Eastern U.S. Conservation Region.
"Helping to conserve priority lands and waters in Kentucky, one of the most beautiful and compelling landscapes in the nation, is a dream come true for me," Cook said.
He also has worked on a partnership between The Jane Goodall Institute and The Nature Conservancy that sought to conserve and restore critical chimpanzee habitat in western Tanzania.
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