Conservation Director

“I love working to protect the most beautiful and productive places in the Gallatin Valley. ”

Brendan joined GVLT in 2013 and currently serves as Conservation Director. In this role, Brendan provides leadership and strategic oversight for GVLT’s land conservation program. Brendan has helped to complete over 40 conservation easement and land acquisition projects in his time at GVLT. Brendan enjoys working directly with families from across the region to help them achieve their conservation vision for their land. Brendan has also led several projects to create new public access through land acquisitions. Prior to joining GVLT, Brendan worked as a consulting forester and ecologist, assisting public and private landowners to complete natural resource inventories and develop management plans for their land. Brendan has been a wildland firefighter for the US Forest Service and was a professional ski patroller in California and New Zealand. Brendan studied economics as an undergraduate and completed a Master’s Degree in Ecological Planning at the University of Vermont. When not at work, Brendan enjoys spending time with his family on the trails, ski hills and rivers in and around the Gallatin Valley.