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Mark Menlove

State Director, Idaho

Boise, Idaho

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Mark Menlove Idaho State Director © Dev Khalsa

Areas of Expertise

Conservation strategy, fundraising, government relations, outdoor recreation/business

Scheduling Contact

Aries Bergstrom
ph. +1 208-350-2201

Media Contact

Megan Grover-Cereda
ph. +1 208-484-8482


Mark came to The Nature Conservancy after serving for 14 years as the Executive Director for the Idaho-based Winter Wildlands Alliance. His recent accomplishments also include co-founding the Outdoor Alliance and the Idaho Outdoor Business Council. Prior to that, Mark served as President of the Utah Ski Association/Ski Utah and in communications positions with the U.S. Ski Team, 2002 Winter Olympic Games and Park City Ski Area.

Through these efforts, Mark has been a leading voice and advocate for federal and state conservation funding, public lands policy, climate science and engaging the outdoor recreation community in conservation. Mark feeds his passion for and commitment to Idaho’s wild places through fly fishing, whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, camping and hiking, most often with his wife, Dana, and his teenaged children, Asa and Eliza.

Mark understands that as the nation’s fastest growing state, Idaho faces unprecedented challenges to the health of its lands, waters and wildlife. And he believes that The Nature Conservancy is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges. Mark earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Utah and an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Arizona.

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