Staff Members

Susanna Danner

Director of Protection

Susanna Danner is the Director of Protection for the Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, where she leads a statewide program to protect natural areas and habitat for plants, animals and natural communities through conservation easements, purchases and cooperative projects. She manages an interdisciplinary team of staff and technical experts responsible for achieving land and water protection. She has been with the Conservancy since 2007. Previously, she worked for the University of California, Coastal Watershed Council and The Big Sur Land Trust. 

Susanna holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her background is in conservation biology and ecology. She attributes her interest in conservation to growing up in the woods of rural Massachusetts, catching snakes, frogs and spiders. As a kid, she once kept a fish tank full of leeches as pets, attempting to feed them with raw hamburger (useful tip: leeches do not eat raw hamburger.) Today, Susanna's pets include a Catahoula leopard dog and two chickens. She enjoys fly-fishing, making art, racing bicycles and volunteering as a country music DJ at Radio Boise.


Susanna Danner

Director of Protection


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