The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s oldest statewide land trust and conservation organization, elected David Foster, Harvard Forest director and senior lecturer on biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, as a new Member of the Trustees of Reservations board of directors at their annual meeting and dinner on Sept. 26.

The Trustees of Reservations, founded in 1891, is the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation trust and nonprofit conservation organization and has 102 reservations, all open to the public, spanning 73 communities and 26,000 acres.