Dan West

Senior Director, Federal Climate Strategy

Dan West grew up in Missoula, Montana and comes to Audubon from his most recent role as a Senior Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Prior to that, he served as a legislative staffer in the US Senate and as a congressional liaison at NASA. Before coming to DC, Dan worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Montana, performing field research in Glacier National Park and Western Greenland. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Lewis and Clark College and a master's degree in public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Articles by Dan West

A New Federal Bill Would Empower Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters in the Fight Against Climate Change
June 04, 2020 — Providing farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners with incentives to capture and store greenhouse gases will help rural economies, fight climate change, and improve habitat for birds.
To Help COVID Recovery and Address Climate, We Must Protect Natural Spaces
May 08, 2020 — With the right policies, existing spaces like wetlands, forests, and farmland can remove emissions and help protect against future crises that affect people and wildlife. Congress must include support for natural climate solutions in any recovery plan.