North Cascades Landscape Director
Washington Headquarters

2003 Western Avenue 

Suite 660

Seattle, WA 98121

Megan Birzell headshot

Marc Adamus

Megan oversees The Wilderness Society’s efforts to conserve Washington’s wild places and ensure all people have equitable access to the outdoors. 

Throughout her career, Megan has worked closely with diverse stakeholders, scientists, and elected officials to improve the landscape connectivity and climate resilience of federal public lands. Through a focus on national forest policy development and advocacy, coupled with long-term local engagement with forest collaboratives, Megan has a deep understanding of how national policies impact forest management at the local level. With this knowledge, she works to ensure national forest policies are informed by and developed with the communities most impacted by those decisions. Using this approach, she has led highly successful conservation campaigns in Montana, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Utah and at the national level.

Megan holds an M.S. in Forestry from Northern Arizona University and a B.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Montana. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the North Cascades with her family – ideally on skis – as well as curling up by the fire with a novel on rainy Seattle mornings.