Dijit Taylor, LCHIP’s Executive Director, to Retire in December

Matt Leahy | November 23, 2021
Dijit Taylor, Executive Director of LCHIP Standing next to Brian Hotz VP of Land Conservation holding a LCHIP sign between them

Dijit Taylor, Executive Director, LCHIP (left) and Brian Hotz, Vice President for Land Conservation, Forest Society. (Photo: Forest Society archives)

Dijit Taylor, the long-time executive director for the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) will step down at the end of December. Since assuming that role in 2010, Dijit has overseen LCHIP’s grant program that has awarded funds to 204 different organizations and benefitted resources in 152 of the state 234 municipalities. The program’s $35 million investment has helped permanently conserve 53,307 acres of land and preserve 177 historic buildings. 

As many Forest Society friends may remember, Dijit served as the Director of the Center for Land Conservation Assistance at the Forest Society prior to work at LCHIP. Prior to that, she worked at the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, the New Hampshire Rivers Council and the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Unquestionably, Dijit has been a friend to the conservation community and a champion of a cause we all cherish. To be sure, LCHIP’s next executive director will have to follow the high leadership standard Dijit set there. Fortunately, she leaves the program well-positioned to continue its important mission of protecting and preserving our state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources.

Thank you Dijit!