Brian Kittler directs the planning and implementation of American Forests’ regional forest policy and landscape-scale restoration initiatives in the Western United States. Prior to joining American Forests, Kittler led forest teams at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Northwest, developing and deploying strategies in federal forest restoration, forest carbon management and incentives, forest market development and sustainability, and forest policy. Kittler has also worked for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, directing financial and technical assistance to watershed restoration projects. He holds degrees from Colby College and Johns Hopkins University in policy and science.