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Brandee Chapman

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
State Trails Coordinator, Recreational Trails Program

In 2012, I started my career with the Green Acres Program as an assistant to the State Trails Coordinator for the New Jersey Trails Program, after completing an internship at a non-profit organization focused on environmental restoration and conservation projects. In May of 2015, I was promoted to the position of State Trails Coordinator and charged with managing the New Jersey Trails program -  including a federally-funded grant program -  as a one-woman show.  


I graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, and have always had a love for the environment… but the inspiration for a career in open space preservation came from a month-long hiking and camping trip throughout the United States’ Pacific Northwest, as led by faculty member Professor Howard Horowitz. The entire month was spent travelling, hiking and camping throughout six different states while exploring National Parks and Forests, reservations, museums, fisheries, archeological/historical sites, and studying various geographical features that are unique to the Pacific Northwestern region of the country. The trip fueled a passion to pursue a profession focused on continued protection and appreciation of our precious open spaces. Given this opportunity, I look forward to making the most of the New Jersey Trails program to benefit the people of New Jersey.