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Anna Wearn

Director of Government Affairs

Anna works to develop and advance state and federal policies that promote collaborative large landscape conservation and improve habitat connectivity.

Prior to joining the Center, Anna worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council on improving the health of western watersheds to support thriving fish and wildlife populations, as well as human livelihoods. She also worked for the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy to support partnerships seeking to protect and reconnect wildlife corridors and natural networks at the landscape scale. 

Anna’s graduate work focused on conserving biodiversity on public lands. Through her graduate studies and fellowship at the National Forest Foundation, she also developed expertise in facilitating collaboration between diverse stakeholders in order to forge enduring resolutions to natural resource conflicts. Anna first developed a passion for this work while teaching ecology in national parks and forests across the country, from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to Glacier in Montana to Denali in Alaska.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys getting to know some of the landscapes she works to protect professionally. On her days off, she can be found trail running, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call those valleys and summits home. 


  • M.S., Environmental Studies, Land & Wildlife Conservation Focus, University of Montana
  • Graduate Certificate, Natural Resource Conflict Resolution, University of Montana                                 
  •  B.A., Environmental Geography & Spanish, Dartmouth College

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