Media Contact

Thank you for your interest in POST—we hope you find these resources useful. If you are looking for more in-depth information, please contact our public relations firm:

Robin Carr
Landis Communications Inc. for POST
(415) 766-0927
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About Us

POST’s Work:
POST is creating a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive. These lands are preserved forever so present and future generations benefit from the careful balance of rural and urban landscapes that makes our region extraordinary.

To learn more about our mission, our process and our programs, click here.

Press Releases:
Learn about some of our most notable achievements, including land acquisitions, stewardship projects and events here.

POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. As a private nonprofit land trust, POST has been responsible for saving more than 87,000 acres since 1977. POST works with private landowners and public agencies to connect people and nature. Visit for more information.

POST Experts

POST is a leader in the conservation field, with experts on hand to guide decisions and transactions ensuring the best possible outcome for our region. Please email Landis Communications if you would like to schedule an interview.

Walter Moore, President


  • A thought leader in the field of land conservation
  • An experienced spokesperson and is comfortable with live or taped interviews, video and photography

Areas of Expertise

  • Land conservation
  • Natural communities
  • Wildlife linkages
  • Conservation law
  • Topical news stories relating to land conservation and state and national environmental policy


  • Walter Moore is an expert in land conservation and law.
  • President at Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) since 2011.
  • Volunteered with POST in 1993 before joining as general counsel in 1995.
  • POST has protected more than 80,000 acres of land, much of it during his tenure.
  • Decades of experience working with public, private and nonprofit stakeholders to plan land acquisition, management and transfer to public agencies.
  • Adept at balancing the numerous social, economic and environmental aspects of land conservation and preservation, including opening land for public access whenever possible.
  • Past board chair and current board member of the California Council of Land Trusts.
  • Former board chair of the Bay Area Open Space Council (now known as TOGETHER Bay Area)
  • Founding member of the Land Trust Alliance Land Trust Leadership Council in 2012
  • Recognized by Bay Nature as a 2018 Conservation Action Local hero.
  • J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Noelle Chambers, Vice President of Conservation

Noelle Thurlow, Vice President of Conservation for POST.


  • A dedicated land trust transactions professional with over a decade of experience
  • An experienced spokesperson and is comfortable with live or taped interviews, video and photography

Areas of Expertise

  • Land trust transactions
  • Fee title acquisitions
  • Conservation easements
  • Conservation planning analysis
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Open space conservation
  • Topical news stories relating to open space transactions, environmental management and public land stewardship


  • Noelle Chambers is an expert in land trust transactions and open space stewardship.
  • Her experience includes rising through the ranks at Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) since 2005 to become vice president of conservation. Previous experience includes serving as associate director, land protection at Willistown Conservation Trust in Pennsylvania and working with The Nature Conservancy in Virginia on conservation planning.
  • Successful projects at POST include acquisitions and donations of properties and conservation easements totaling over $100 million dollars in value, including leading the 2017 acquisition of Tunitas Creek Beach in San Mateo County, California.
  • Noelle is Treasurer of the Board of TOGETHER Bay Area (formerly the Bay Area Open Space Council) and is on the Board of the Friends of the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency, both since 2018.
  • In recent years she has presented at the Land Trust Alliance and California Council of Land Trusts conferences.
  • Noelle has a Masters of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Services at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California San Diego.

Peter Cowan, PhD, Director of Conservation Science


  • An expert in the field of conservation science and ecological analysis
  • An experienced spokesperson and is comfortable with live or taped interviews, video and photography

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation science
  • Climate change
  • Natural communities
  • Ecological analysis
  • Redwood ecosystems
  • Environmental regulations
  • Topical news stories relating to conservation science, state and national environmental policy and scientific research


  • Dr. Peter Cowan is an expert in conservation science with experience in both public and private sectors.
  • Experience includes being director of conservation science at Peninsula Open Space Trust, a conservation analyst at Save the Redwoods League and consulting for the Senate Office of Research and the Environmental Quality Committee of the California State Senate.
  • Was a policy fellow at the California Council on Science and Technology where he worked with the California Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, and a STEM fellow at Adams Middle School where he collaborated with middle school science teachers to develop curriculum and lessons.
  • Teaching experience as a graduate student instructor at UC Berkeley. At the same school he led classes on evolution, ecology and botany, plant ecophysiology and plant community ecology.
  • Contributed to a number of research publications that have appeared in academic journals such as American Journal of Botany and International Journal of Wildland Fire.
  • Has a PhD in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, and a Bachelors in Biology from Kalamazoo College.


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