Clinch Valley Program director for The Nature Conservancy in Virginia.
Brad Kreps Clinch Valley Program director for The Nature Conservancy in Virginia. © Brad Kreps

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Brad Kreps

Clinch Valley Program Director, Virginia

Abingdon, VA

  • Areas of Expertise

    Boreal forest carbon, community conservation, conservation partnerships, conservation planning

Biography

Brad joined TNC in 2001 and leads the Clinch Valley Program in Southwest Virginia and northeastern Tennessee—a community-based conservation program that has helped conserve more 200,000 acres of critical natural habitat in one of North America’s hotspots for biodiversity. Key projects include the 250,000-acre Cumberland Forest, the 23,000-acre Clinch Valley Conservation Forestry Program, the Clinch River State Park, rare freshwater mussel augmentation programs, and management partnerships with local farmers and communities.

In the Clinch Valley, the Virginia chapter is pioneering approaches to conservation that demonstrate its connection to the needs of people and how to achieve outcomes at a scale that can support TNC's continental vision and priorities.  

Brad has a Master of Science degree in Geography and Environmental Policy from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from James Madison University.

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