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Emily Clegg

Director of Land and Water Management, Michigan

Marquette, Michigan

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Emily Clegg (ALL RIGHTS GRANTED TNC, CREDIT MANDATORY) Emily Clegg. Photo Credit: © Nick Jensen/Floline Media © Nick Jensen/Floline

Areas of Expertise

Conservation easements, land acquisition, GIS, aquatic organism passage, riparian areas, forests

Media Contact

Ryan Hermes
ph. (517) 999-7745


Emily joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in May of 2010 and has held various conservation positions in her tenure. As director of land and water management, Emily oversees the management of lands and waters owned by TNC in Michigan, which includes everything from the access roads and trails, streams and lakes to the carbon the trees sequester. Emily also focuses on using our lands and waters to influence and inspire conservation beyond our property boundaries, including engagement with strategic federal, state and tribal partners as well as private family forests to achieve landscape-level goals of TNC.

Emily graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor of science in environmental science and from Washington State University with a master of science in natural resource science. Outside of work, Emily loves canoeing lakes in the Upper Peninsula with her husband, Kevin, and two kids, Calvin and Heidi, in their 1916 restored wood canvas canoe.

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