Director, Center for Western Lands
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Madeleine West joined the TRCP in January 2019.
Previously, West served as assistant director for parks, wildlife, and lands at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources under Governor John W. Hickenlooper. In this capacity, she developed state-level policy primarily related to wildlife, outdoor recreation, state lands, and forestry issues. She also led DNR’s engagement in federal policies related to sage grouse and mitigation. She had been with the agency since 2013.
West has also served as wildlife program director at the Western Governors’ Association, lobbied in the Colorado State legislature for industry clients, consulted for government clients as a mediator/facilitator in Washington, D.C., and handled congressional relations in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Oceans, Environment, and Science.
West holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental and natural resource policy from Bates College. She resides in Denver, Colorado and enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two sons.