Megan Birzell is The Wilderness Society’s Northwest Forests Campaign Manager based in Seattle. In this role, she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a vision and strategy for protecting critical wildlands within the 24.6-million acre Northwest Forest Plan region.
Prior to joining the Washington office in 2014, she led similar efforts in the Crown of the Continent in Montana – including four years leading TWS’s engagement in restoration and protection efforts in the Southwestern Crown. During her time in Montana, she oversaw the development and implementation of a $90 million federal grant program to restore forests and streams in the Blackfoot, Clearwater, and Swan River valleys and led grassroots conservation campaigns in the same landscape.
She holds a B.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Montana and an M.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University. When not working diligently for the protection of public lands, Megan spends her time exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family.