Claire Finucane

Property Steward

Claire manages and maintains Alliance-held properties by writing management plans, overseeing the property monitoring program, and enforcing easement terms.

Claire Finucane, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Claire joined the Alliance in February 2022 as Property Steward. She is responsible for managing and maintaining Alliance-held property interests. She writes management plans, oversees the property monitoring program, and enforces easement terms. Claire assists with grant funding proposals, database management, and compliance-related goals for meeting Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices.

Claire brings a strong appreciation for the great outdoors to her Property Steward role. She grew up on a small hobby farm where she raised chickens, goats, and a pony. Her family spent a lot of time hiking, camping, skiing, and days on Rock Lake, immersed in and enjoying Wisconsin’s great scenery.

She pursued a degree in Environmental Sciences and Conservation Biology at the UW-Madison where she learned about Wisconsin’s forests, prairies, and waterways. Upon graduation, she searched for jobs allowing her to conserve Wisconsin’s natural resources and is delighted by her current role with the Alliance.