Charles H. “Chip” Collins is co-founder of The Forestland Group, LLC, a timberland investment management organization that acquires and sustainably manages primarily naturally regenerating hardwood forestland for institutional investors, individuals and families, currently totaling about 3.8 million acres in 23 states, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Canada. He retired as the Managing Director of the Forestland Group after 19 years in 2014. He is a former Vice President of Winslow Management Company, a Boston-based “green” investment management firm. Collins also served as the first Executive Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Vice President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Colorado State Director of the Nature Conservancy.
He has also served as a Director of the Great Mountain Forest Corporation and the Quebec-Labrador Foundation. He formerly served as a Director of Shady Hill School, the Jane Coffin Childs Fund for Cancer Research, Institute for Ecosystem Studies, the Student Conservation Association, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the Land Trust Alliance, and other organizations. He holds a M.E.S. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. from Colorado College. He graduated from St. Mark’s School in 1973.