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From 2006: "A graduate of the Harvard Business School, Gretchen Long spent her professional career as a partner of an executive search consulting firm in New York. While she was raised in New England, Ms. Long has developed an abiding love of the West, and has been involved with the foremost environmental challenges of the nation.
"In 1993, Ms. Long moved to Wilson, Wyoming to concentrate on her conservation interests. At that time, she was the chair of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (1988-1995). She has also served as trustee and vice chair of Environmental Defense (1982-2000); as the chair of the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (1993-2000), where she continues as honorary trustee; as trustee and chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School (1994-2000); and as trustee of both Rails to Trails and the Teton Science School.
"In 2000, Ms. Long served as a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Panel on Emerging Technological Alternatives to Incineration. She also was a founder and chair of the Murie Center (1997-2004). Since 1996, she has been a trustee, and four-year chair, of the National Parks Conservation Association, and currently is also on the boards of the Land Trust Alliance, the Sonoran Institute, and Scenic Hudson." 
Resources and articles
- World Resources Institute Elects Gretchen Long, Dr. Diana H. Wall to Board, World Resources Institute, accessed January 28, 2011.