Kaola Swanson is the Oregon Program Director for Pacific Forest Trust (PFT). PFT works with landowners and communities to sustain forests for all of their public benefits of wood, water, wildlife, and people's well-being. Kaola's role is to expand on PFT's twenty year history of working in Oregon, including advancing policy efforts and the implementation of working forest conservation easements on the ground. Prior to her work with PFT, Kaola was Conservation Programs Director for The Freshwater Trust where she focused on developing investment strategies and systems to increase the pace and scale of freshwater conservation. Kaola holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School at Duke University. She is deeply committed to the concept of the radical middle and finding practical solutions that meet the needs of the environment, economy, and society.
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- B18. Land Trusts’ Role in Building Bipartisan Support for Climate Solutions
October 18, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM