Senior Staff Attorney
Denver Office

1660 Wynkoop Street, Suite 1150
Denver, CO 80202

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Phil Hanceford provides legal and policy support on the management and protection of public lands across the West.

Phil advocates for and implement national policies that further the conservation missions of the agencies, such as securing 30% of protection for public lands and waters by 2030 and the National Landscape Conservation System. He works with TWS teams, community partners, indigenous peoples and the agencies to help lift up conservation in policies and land use planning and the occasional lawsuit when that doesn’t work.     

Prior to law school, Phil worked on grassroots campaigns and researched policy for several non-profit environmental and public interest groups. He also helped build houses for low-income families through Americorps.

Phil is based out of Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, he spent most of his time in North Carolina, where he learned to play music, fish, backpack and cook.