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Dr. Diana Lane

Director of Sustainable Food and Water, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

Headshot of Dr. Diana Lane.

Diana Lane Director of Sustainable Food and Water, Colorado. © Lauryn Wachs


Restoration, Water resource planning, Public funding




Dr. Diana Lane leads The Nature Conservancy’s thriving rivers and sustainable water supplies strategy in Colorado. In that capacity, she works with partners to create and implement water and watershed management solutions to increase resilience in the face of drought, climate change, and increased water demand. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy in 2019, Diana had a 20-year career in public-sector environmental consulting, where she worked on large-scale ecological restoration projects for state, federal, and foundation clients. Diana has expertise in restoration ecology and planning, climate adaptation, and management of public funding. Diana holds a BA in Biology from Harvard College, an MS in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University, and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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