SAB Members

Ms. P. Lynn Scarlett

SAB Chair


Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Lynn Scarlett is Managing Director for Public Policy at The Nature Conservancy. While Interior’s Deputy Secretary, Scarlett initiated and chaired the Department’s Cooperative Conservation Working Group and its Climate Change Task Force. She established the Interior’s Ocean and Coastal Activities office to coordinate cross-departmental ocean and coastal work. She served on the Executive Committee of the President’s Management Council. She is author or co-author of publications on climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; large landscape conservation; and science and decision making. She is a member of the Science Advisory Board of NOAA and serves on the National Research Council Sustainability Linkages Committee, the US Global Change Research Program Committee, and is a co-convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment. She is on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara. She also serves on the boards of trustees of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and is a member of the Coordinating Council of the Practitioners’ Network for Large Landscape Conservation. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also completed her Ph.D. coursework and exams in political science and political economy

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