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Emily M. Bateson

BA Yale University


Emily is the Director of the Network for Large Landscape Conservation, a fiscally sponsored project of CLLC. She was previously Conservation Director at the Highstead Foundation and Coordinator of the New England Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative. Emily has worked in whole systems conservation for 30 years, including advocacy to protect the U.S./ Canadian Georges Bank fishery and ecosystem as senior staff at the Conservation Law Foundation; ecological land protection philanthropy as Associate Director at Sweet Water Trust; and large landscape conservation innovation as co-founder and first Director of Two Countries, One Forest/Deux Pays, Une Forêt in the Northern Appalachian/Acadian region of the US and Canada. Before becoming Coordinator, Emily was the Network for Landscape Conservation's Co-Chair, and helped move the collaborative from its early formative stages to a more established, funded, and widespread network with active strategies and specific programs to help advance conservation at the landscape scale.