Senior Director, Government Relations
Washington, D.C., National Headquarters

1801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
1-800-THE-WILD (1-800-843-9453)

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Lydia Weiss is The Wilderness Society’s Senior Director for Government Relations.

She leads a team of advocates working to pass laws and Administrative policy to harness the power of our public lands to be a part of climate change solution.  Our government relations team works to advance TWS’s goal of protecting 30% of our nation’s lands and waters by 2030; to advance equitable access to the benefits of nature and; to reduce carbon pollution to net zero on public lands by 2030.

Lydia’s love of public lands took root in the Shawnangunk mountains in her hometown of New Paltz, NY. A graduate of Williams College, Lydia has been working in the national environmental community for more than two decades. She lives in Chevy Chase, DC – next to DC’s beloved Rock Creek Park - with her husband and two kids.