Chief Conservation Officer
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Christy Plumer joined the TRCP as chief conservation officer in September 2016. Previously, she spent a year working to advance solar and renewable energy policy with SolarCity, America’s foremost full-service solar energy provider. As director of federal land programs at The Nature Conservancy, Plumer lobbied for improving conservation funding levels through the federal appropriations process, enhancing natural resources policy, and creating proactive solutions for fish and wildlife habitat. She also spent two years as director of government relations for The Conservation Fund and seven years on Capitol Hill working for moderate Republicans, including Sen. John Chafee and Sen. Bob Smith. Plumer also served as staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water under then-chairman Sen. Lincoln Chafee. She holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University. She loves to flyfish, kayak, hike, and photograph beautiful spots in the great American outdoors.