Anne Carlson, Crown of the Continent Landscape Director with The Wilderness Society, oversees work to protect, restore, and connect the Crown’s wild places across multiple spatial scales, and to ensure equitable access to public lands and the outdoors for all communities.
Throughout her career, Anne has worked in deep partnership with tribal communities, religious leaders, state and federal agency staff, conservation partners, regional scientists, university staff, and the general public to co-create enduring solutions to the climate and extinction crises at landscape-scales; and by interweaving Traditional Knowledge and mainstream science.
Before joining The Wilderness Society in 2009, Anne spent 15 years developing research and conservation projects on numerous large and small carnivore, primate, elephant, and antelope species across sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia with her colleagues at Cambridge University and the San Diego Zoo. She earned Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1995 and 2000, respectively; and is a Fulbright Scholar.
Anne and her husband live with way too many animals in Choteau, Montana, and enjoy spending their spare time out in Montana’s mountains, rivers, and prairies hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, and wildlife-watching.