Lou coordinates the NC Sentinel Landscapes Partnership focused on collaborative efforts across 11 million acres and a 33-county region in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain and Sandhills. The sentinel landscape is home to five key military installations and ranges: Fort Bragg, Dare County Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Stations Cherry Point and New River, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The partners worked together to support conservation efforts including endangered species recovery, while simultaneously strengthening the military mission and energizing working lands and economies. Lou has 25 years’ experience of educating and supporting a diverse group of North Carolinians who are committed to seeking consensus on issues affecting the sustainable development of North Carolina’s natural resources and the quality of our environment. Lou teaches several graduate courses at both NC State University and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.