Kendra J. Briechle

Senior Training Associate, Conservation Leadership Network.


Kendra-Briechle 2Kendra forges on-the-ground conservation solutions by developing balanced economic and environmental results that meet the needs of diverse professionals. Since 2003, she has worked with communities nationwide, leading workshop design and delivery on balancing nature and commerce, facilitating entrepreneur development, managing economic analysis, and conducting livability assessments from Oregon to South Carolina, Colorado to Michigan.

Kendra also contributed to The Conservation Fund’s development of a 14-state conservation strategy and green infrastructure plan for a natural-gas transmission company. Kendra authored the first nationwide study on conservation-based affordable housing, "Improving the Nature of Affordable Housing to Protect Place and People". With experience in land use and rural planning, local government management, facilitation, community and economic development, communications, and social-issue marketing, Kendra delivers strong win-win outcomes.

Kendra holds an M.C.P. in City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.A. in International Politics from George Washington University. She received the faculty award for Outstanding Performance and Professional Promise from the Georgia Tech Planning Program.

Contact: kbriechle@conservationfund.org 703-908-5817

Featured Projects

Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

Grand Lake Federal Lands Livability Initiative

What makes a community livable? Most agree it’s the quality of transportation options, range of affordable housing choices, potential...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...

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Economic Analysis for Big Bend Region of Florida

Economic Analysis for Big Bend Region of Florida

In Spring 2015, The Conservation Fund compiled a comprehensive analysis of the economy of the Big Bend region of...