Katie Allen

Director, Conservation Leadership Network


Katie AllenKatie Allen leads The Conservation Fund’s Conservation Leadership Network (CLN) in the development, execution and evaluation of The Fund’s range of services related to innovative partnership programs, capacity building trainings, sustainability consulting and technical assistance.  Katie works with community, governmental, and corporate partners to build capacity among leaders to enable on the ground conservation solutions and reach sustainable economic development goals.

Since 2010, Katie has designed and led several national and place-based initiatives for The Fund including the Federal Lands Livability Initiative, the National Workshop on Water Quality Trading, and Appalachian Gateway Community workshops and sustainable tourism assessments. She serves as facilitator for CLN’s long-standing and highly-acclaimed Balancing Nature and Commerce Course, Mitigation Banking for Inter-Agency Review Teams Course, and Conservation Banking Course, as well as their regional offerings across the country.  She holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning in Environmental and Land Use Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University.

Contact: kallen@conservationfund.org   Phone: 304-876-7925   Office: Conservation Leadership Network, National Headquarters (WV)

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