Elizabeth (Emy) Brawley

Great Lakes Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition

Illinois State Director


Emy headshotEmy works across the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, to offer the full array of the Fund’s programs and services to its conservation partners.

An attorney by training, she has over 20 years experience with complex real estate transactions; strategic conservation planning; multifaceted project management; and innovative acquisition financing structures. She works closely with the Fund’s Mitigation Solutions, Conservation Loans, and Conservation Acquisitions teams to provide species mitigation, lending and acquisition services. Emy is also responsible for the management of the Fund’s work to implement the Greenseams®, Working Soils®, and Ann Arbor Greenbelt programs for partners the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Ann Arbor. Previously, she worked as Vice President of Conservation for Openlands (a Chicago-based land trust).

Past experience includes serving as acquisitions agent for Boulder County Parks and Open Space and representing private landowners, land trusts and local governments in private law practice. She holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

Contact: ebrawley@conservationfund.org    Contact: 303-669-0390    Office: River Forest, IL (Chicago)

Projects

Illinois Hill Prairie Habitat Restoration

Illinois Hill Prairie Habitat Restoration

Of the estimated 21 million acres of prairie that once existed in Illinois, less than 2,600 acres of high-quality...
Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

The Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Partnership is a new alliance formed to accelerate the pace of working...
Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

The Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan is a data-driven plan to dramatically expand permanently protected land holdings and...
Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

As a major tributary to Lake Michigan –  one of the main sources of drinking water in the Greater...
Greenseams® Milwaukee

Greenseams® Milwaukee

More than 1.5 million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more...
Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

The Ann Arbor Greenbelt is an innovative long-term land preservation program to curb the negative effects of development and...