Alterra Hetzel

Manager, Business Partnerships


Alterra HetzelAlterra has extensive expertise in carbon markets, green power, corporate sustainability and fundraising. She leads the sales of The Conservation Fund’s pool of voluntary forest carbon offsets for its Carbon and Climate program.

Alterra seeks to partner with those interested in voluntary emission reductions and in providing philanthropic support through forest carbon projects. As part of her role, she manages multiple carbon project types, including project inventory and carbon standards. She also negotiates pricing for buyers and donors interested in the benefits of clean air, enhanced water quality, wildlife habitat and stronger local economies. 

Alterra holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from George Mason University.

Contact:  ahetzel@conservationfund.org   Phone: 571-251-8293   Office: National Headquarters (VA)

Featured Projects

Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Located deep in the Rio Grande Valley at the southeastern tip of Texas along the Rio Grande River and...
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

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Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina Tree Planting

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Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

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Marais Des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge Program

Marais Des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge Program

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Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

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Garcia River Forest

Garcia River Forest

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Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

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