Brian Kittler leads our Resilient Forests program, helping our team develop and advance climate-adapted restoration strategies, analyses for nature-based solutions, public-private restoration partnerships, and forest policy innovations. Prior to joining American Forests, Kittler led forest teams at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Northwest, testing and deploying strategies in federal forest restoration, forest carbon management and incentives, sustainable forest market development, and policy. Brian 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.