Nada Wolff Culver is the Vice President, Public Lands and Senior Policy Counsel at the National Audubon Society, where she leads Audubon’s public lands program and its efforts to defend and innovate implementation of bedrock wildlife conservation laws, as well as their implementation through on-the-ground decisions.
Prior to joining Audubon, Nada was the Senior Counsel and Senior Director of Agency Policy and Planning at The Wilderness Society, providing technical advice and support to citizens and conservation groups working to protect their public lands, while influencing national policy. She helped to create The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center, located in Denver, Colorado, which assists and encourages people to participate in land use planning processes and management decisions, including those addressing transmission, renewable energy, fossil fuel development and protection of wilderness. While at The Wilderness Society, she was instrumental in the ongoing protection of public lands around the West, such as Colorado’s Roan Plateau, New Mexico’s Otero Mesa, Utah’s Redrock Country, and sage-grouse habitat.
Before joining The Wilderness Society, she practiced law in the private sector for more than 10 years, working on a variety of environmental issues including energy development and environmental remediation, and was a partner with the law firm of Patton Boggs. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.