Torlina promoted at Pacolet Area Conservancy

Published 5:36 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The trail, which she says is very remote, was suspended 70 feet up in a stand of old growth of White Pine trees.

“I literally got to hang out in the tree tops all day. It was wonderful,” Torlina said.

She often saw moose and bear and even heard a pack of wolves howling.  Always an avid birder, while in Ontario she observed loons, grouse and songbirds.

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Another skill she honed while in Canada was maple syrup production.

“I ran a sugar bush and produced nearly 100 liters of maple syrup a year. You have to understand that the ratio of sap to syrup is 40 liters of sap to 1 liter of syrup,” she added.

Immediate PAC board past president Carole Bartol sings Torlina’s praises.

“I can’t imagine PAC without Pam. She is a dedicated professional, doing what she believes in with joy and enthusiasm. Her new title will better reflect and recognize all that she does for PAC,” Bartol said.

The Pacolet Area Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1989 to protect and conserve the area’s natural resources.

PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements (agreements) which enable landowners to maintain ownership of their property, preserving precious natural resources – open lands, forests, wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, farmland, stream banks and more.

– article submitted by Mary A. Walter