Coastal Resilience Program Manager
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Brian Ambrette joined the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy in 2014 to lead the Coastal Resilience Program. The program provides local governments with assistance and resources to prepare for sea level rise, coastal hazards, and climate change impacts. ESLC provides leadership and logistical support to the Eastern Shore Climate Adaptation Partnership, regional climate collaborative with members from 7 local governments and a dozen state agencies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Brian previously worked with The Nature Conservancy developing conservation and planning tools for coastal resilience in Connecticut and with the Environmental Defense Fund in fundraising and donor engagement. He has also worked on traditional sailing schooners and as a coach and director at a community rowing club. He has a master’s degree from Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with a focus on marine and coastal resource management and stakeholder engagement. His undergraduate degree is in physics and geology from Middlebury College in Vermont.