Zack Wurtzebach

Zachary Wurtzebach

Corridors & Crossings Program Director

In his role at the Center, Zack works with the Corridors & Crossings team to advance large landscape conservation across the U.S. through policy advice, applied research, and collaboration with agency and non-governmental partners.

A conservation social scientist by training, Zack has expertise in natural resource policy, land management planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the Center in 2019, Zack earned a PhD in Forest Science from Colorado State University, and worked as a research associate with the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute.

In his free time, Zack enjoys snowboarding, fly-fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.


  • Ph.D. in Forest Science, Colorado State University
  • M.A. in Political Science, Colorado State University
  • B.S. in Resource Conservation, University of Montana
  • B.A. in History, University of Montana

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