Sherry Huber has dedicated her extensive public and private career to preserving Maine’s diverse landscapes. A measure of her success can be gleaned from a recent governor’s remark that “We are indebted to her activism and advocacy.”
Sherry first made her mark in the mid ‘70s, helping to lead the revitalization of the Maine Audubon Society as board chair during its emergence as one of the state’s most effective environmental organizations. After three terms as a state representative, she mounted two unsuccessful campaigns to become the first woman elected to be Maine’s governor, running first as a Republican in 1982 and then again four years later as an independent.
She remains a respected voice in Maine—since 1996, by increasing understanding of the value of the state’s forests with the Maine TREE Foundation—as well as an active participant in the conservation community at both state and national levels. Which all makes her long-time dedication to NatureServe even more gratifying and humbling.