Director of Land Protection & Stewardship, Kansas
Cottonwood Falls, KS
Areas of Expertise
Land protection, conservation easements, sustainable grazing, Flint Hills tallgrass prairie
Media ContactLaura Rose Clawson
Brian has been with The Nature Conservancy since 2001, first directing the Flint Hills Initiative in Kansas and now leading land protection and stewardship efforts for the entire state. Brian holds a master’s degree in environmental biology from Emporia State University. He has received awards from the Kansas Wildlife Federation and the National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. In 2013, Brian’s organizational, technical and promotional expertise was lent to the US Fish and Wildlife Service as they implemented the inaugural conservation easement through the Flint Hills Legacy Conservation Area wildlife refuge program.
Brian’s pioneering research into mitigating wind development’s impacts on wildlife led to the development of the Site Renewables Right mapping tool, now used in 17 states.