Taj Schottland

Associate Director, Climate

Taj Schottland is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience working in climate adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, and community resilience. He currently serves as the Associate Climate Director for Trust for Public Land (TPL). In this role he helps spearhead the organization’s climate strategy, implementing nature-based solutions to advance climate justice, enhance community resilience, and curtail carbon emissions. Taj also oversees TPL’s Climate Smart Cities Program, stewarding a network of place-based and equity-driven partnerships that are addressing the climate crisis through a unique approach to people and data-driven planning.

Before joining TPL, Taj worked for the National Wildlife Federation where he managed coastal resilience projects that took a holistic and integrated approach to safeguarding human communities, habitats, and wildlife from climate-driven hazards.