About Brian Sybert
Brian Sybert (pronoun: he) is Executive Director of the Conservation Lands Foundation. He has over twenty years of experience in nonprofit conservation advocacy, with a focus on advancing strategies that leverage the conservation of public lands with the well-being and prosperity of nearby communities. He served as the Wyoming Director of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and later became executive director of the Montana Wilderness Association.
Brian and his team work closely with the Friends Grassroots Network of 70 community-based organizations who are deeply connected to National Conservation Lands, and committed to protecting them. As local advocates, they ensure that the voices of their communities shape plans to protect these living cultural landscapes and wildlife migration corridors, while advancing local economies and climate change solutions.
Brian and Conservation Lands Foundation are committed to diversifying the conservation movement by ensuring it has strong representation from tribal members, veterans, people of color, women, youth, business owners, and the sporting community.
Brian is a native Texan, with a B.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin. He has a deep love for the landscapes and communities of the American West and enjoys camping, flyfishing, hiking, hunting, kayaking and mountain biking with his wife Vanessa and their two Labrador retrievers Marley and Harley. [email protected]
“All lands are ancestral lands. I live and work in Durango, Colorado, the unceded ancestral lands of the Diné Bikéyah, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) and Pueblos peoples. I hope this land acknowledgment inspires others to stand in solidarity with Native nations.”
— Brian Sybert, Executive Director