Looking over Tuppers Lake toward the Swan Range in The Nature Conservancy's Great Western Checkerboards Project, Montana.
Tuppers Lake Looking over Tuppers Lake toward the Swan Range in The Nature Conservancy's Great Western Checkerboards Project, Montana. © Steven Gnam/TNC


New State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Montana

Missoula, MT

The Nature Conservancy in Montana is pleased to announce the arrival of Amy Croover as our new state director. Croover brings more than a decade of leadership in policy, government relations, and economic and resource strategy to the position. She is a visionary leader with strong ties to Montana’s landscapes and people.

Croover joins TNC from her previous position at Business Oregon, the state’s economic development department. She brings a strong understanding of what drives economies and the role TNC can play in supporting a healthy and resilient nature-based economy. But she’s no stranger to Montana. Croover worked for Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Jon Tester for seven years, handling Native American affairs and focusing on resource conservation and the nexus of Montana’s native people and the state’s lands and waters. 

Croover grew up on Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula and came to Montana to attend Salish Kootenai College, where she majored in Environmental Science and Restoration Ecology. She particularly appreciated the opportunity to learn Western science in concert with lessons from Native elders about relationship and human connection to place. 

“Whether you’re a newcomer, a fifth-generation Montanan or have been part of the landscape since time immemorial, Montanans have a deep connection to place,” said Croover.  “It is my job to listen to those voices, and to understand how we can work together, as Montanans, so that people and nature are all thriving under the Big Sky.”

Croover began her position on October 15th and is based in our Missoula office.

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