LA CROSSE, Wis. -

The executive director of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) is leaving the organization in late June.

Tim Jacobson, who has been the head of the Conservancy for more than seven years to start a national organizational consulting business.

David Skoloda, one of the co-founders of the Conservancy and a past president of the board of directors, will serve as interim executive director.

"Lots of wonderful things are happening at MVC, including the recent completion of MVC's largest-ever conservation project--the nearly 2,300-acre Kings Point Farm property on the Kickapoo River,”" Jacobson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, I feel it is time for me to move on to where I believe I can do the most good for the land trust and nonprofit communities."

Jacobson is engaged to be married this summer. They plan to make their home in Boscobel, which is where Jacobson grew up and his fiance teaches kindergarten.

MVC Board President Pat Caffrey says Jacobson will help start the search for a new leader for the Conservancy.