Brynn Pewtherer

Associate Director
Conservation Programs & Science
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In her role as Associate Director of Conservation Programs and Science in the California Chapter, Brynn helps advance conservation and science strategies needed to address some of the biggest conservation challenges. She coordinates and helps align the work of conservation, science and geodesign staff advancing place-based and policy-based strategies across the state. She manages the development and implementation of annual budgets and workplans, human resources and talent development, science grants and dedicated funding, and internal and external communications including the ScienceforConservation.org website.  

Before the Conservancy, Brynn worked on environmental health issues as Senior Manager for Science and Education at The Breast Cancer Fund (now Breast Cancer Prevention Partners) and in the U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance measuring the human health impacts of environmental regulations. She holds an M.P.H from Yale School of Epidemiology & Public Health and an M.E.M from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Brynn currently sits on the boards of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, Golden Bridges School, and the Hidden Valley Elementary School PTO.

What Brynn is working on now:

I'm currently planning for the coming year with our conservation and science staff and thinking about what new content we will share on scienceforconservation.org. 


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2017 | Freshwater | Terrestrial | Marine | Science | Publications & Reports

Conservation Science Catalyst Fund - 2017 Annual Report

The Nature Conservancy deploys science to help overcome major challenges facing people and nature. In today’s fast-paced world, turning threats to nature into opportunities for conservation requires agility. The Conservation Science Catalyst Fund enables our science team to mobilize quickly — and produce the information…


2017 | Terrestrial | Science | Publications & Reports

Oren Pollak Memorial Research Fund - 2017 Annual Report

The Oren Pollak Memorial Research Fund was established in 2000 in memory of Dr. Oren Pollak, a leading grassland ecologist and restoration pioneer, as well as an ardent champion and mentor for grassland ecology students. As The Nature Conservancy’s lead ecologist in California in the…


2016 | Terrestrial | Science | Publications & Reports

Oren Pollak Memorial Research Fund - 2016 Annual Report

The Oren Pollak Memorial Research Fund provides student researchers with the funds necessary to pursue their studies and complete important research in grassland science. The Fund was established in 2000 in memory of Dr. Oren Pollak, a leading grassland ecologist, restoration pioneer, and a champion and mentor…