Renee Callahan

Renee Callahan

ARC Solutions Executive Director

With a background in environmental science, management, and law, Renee lends her legal expertise in administrative processes, legislative language and judicial rulings to the Center’s policy work, with the goal of promoting public policies that facilitate ecological connectivity and large landscape conservation. She also acts as the Executive Director for ARC Solutions, an interdisciplinary partnership working to facilitate new thinking, new methods, new materials and new solutions for wildlife crossing structures.

While at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, Renee specialized in conservation planning and coastal marine resources management, with a focus on habitat connectivity and climate change. She has over a decade of professional legal experience working on federal regulatory law and public policy issues in Washington, D.C.

Renee enjoys hiking and hot springs in her free time.


  • J.D., American University
  • M.E.S.M., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A. in Economics & East Asian Studies, Harvard University

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