Emily Bateson

Emily Bateson

Director of Network for Landscape Conservation


Emily is Director of the Network for Large Landscape Conservation (NLC), a fiscally sponsored project of the Center. Before becoming Director, she was NLC’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.

Emily was previously the conservation director at the Highstead Foundation and coordinator of the New England Wildlands and Woodlands Initiative. She 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 U.S. and Canada.


  • B.A. in American Studies, Yale University

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