Natural Resources Policy Advisor for The Nature Conservancy in Maine.
Kaitlyn Bernard Natural Resources Policy Advisor for The Nature Conservancy in Maine. © Phoebe Parker

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Kaitlyn Bernard

Natural Resources Policy Advisor

Maine

  • Areas of Expertise

    Policy, Land Conservation Funding, Federal Government

Biography

Kaitlyn is responsible for leading the Maine Chapter’s federal policy strategies and covering a range of state policy issues to advance land and water protection and sustainable fisheries. She works closely with TNC’s North American Policy and Government Relations teams to advance the organizations Federal policy priorities. Here in Maine, Kaitlyn brings TNC’s science-based approach to policy efforts to implement natural climate solutions, increase land conservation opportunities, and ensure sustainable natural resource management.

Prior to joining TNC, Kaitlyn served as the Maine Policy Manager for the Appalachian Mountain Club. In that capacity, she focused on recreation and conservation issue in the Maine Legislature and coordinated state-based advocacy for the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Kaitlyn graduated from Colby College in 2013 with Honors in Environmental Policy. While at Colby, she interned for U.S. Senator Susan Collins in both her Caribou, Maine and Washington, DC offices.

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