Brendan Shane

Climate Director

Brendan Shane is our climate director and leads efforts to leverage the power of parks and land protection to build more climate-resilient communities. Our climate program works nationwide with communities of all sizes, across a wide range of landscapes, to address the increasingly dangerous impacts of climate change through natural and nature-based practices.

Brendan previously served as regional director for North America and Deadline 2020 program director for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, as chief of policy and sustainability for the District of Columbia Government, and environmental director for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation. He is a watershed hydrologist and attorney, with a BA in government from Franklin & Marshall College, MS in geology from the University of Maryland, and JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.