Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., Oberlin College
Ellen runs campaigns to protect America’s beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado’s mountains.

This country has an incredible legacy of protecting land, and we need to keep building on that

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How old forests help fight climate change


How old forests help fight climate change

Ever wondered exactly how trees (especially old ones) keep our climate healthy and stable? The answer is in their unparalleled ability to store carbon — just one of the many reasons we need to protect our nation’s forests.

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