Deputy State Director/Director of Conservation, Colorado
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Conservation strategy and planning, Conservation partnerships, Public policy
Paige Lewis is the Deputy State Director and Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. In this role, she serves as the chapter’s chief conservation officer and is responsible for leading the development of innovative, large-scale and entrepreneurial solutions to the challenges facing people and nature in Colorado and around the world. Paige’s team consists of conservation leaders focused on forest restoration and fire, land protection, innovative water funding and management, urban conservation and climate and clean energy. Prior to this position, Paige was the Director of the Colorado Chapter’s Forest Restoration and Fire Program and served as a senior policy advisor on the Chapter’s Government Relations team. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Paige spent more than a decade as a senior program leader and policy advisor on forestry and other natural resource issues at the state, regional and national levels. She was a primary author of several strategy documents that have guided forest management and fire policy in Colorado and across the West. Paige has a Master of Arts in Western American and Environmental History from Utah State University and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Paige’s love for nature began in her own backyard with family excursions into the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. She enjoys continuing this tradition by spending time outdoors with her husband and son.