Brian Kittler leads our Resilient Forests program and its work on climate-informed reforestation and forest climate strategies. Prior to joining American Forests in 2020, he advanced forest conservation programs and policy innovations through stints with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Northwest. Kittler’s work at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation focused on directing financial and technical assistance for watershed restoration. An operator at the interface of science, policy, and programs, Kittler has served on the federal Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission, as well as boards and committees related to forest carbon science, forest bioenergy markets, and forest certification standards. He holds degrees from Colby College and the Johns Hopkins University in policy and science. Brian lives in Oregon.