Jad Daley is the Director of the Trust for Public Land’s Climate Conservation Program. In this capacity, he coordinates the development of landscape-scale conservation initiatives targeted to climate change objectives. In addition, he also leads the organization’s climate policy work, including as the founding co-chair of the Forest-Climate Working Group.
Daley has a long history in landscape-scale land conservation. From 2000 to 2008, he led the 22-state Eastern Forest Partnership, a joint federal advocacy effort among groups from Mississippi to Maine. In parallel during that period, he helped to lead conservation efforts in the Northern Forest (2004-2008) and Highlands Region (2002-2004). In these roles, he helped to author two pieces of enacted federal legislation, the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program and the Community Wood Energy Program, led lobbying efforts to enact the Highlands Conservation Act (H.R. 1964), and served as the founding Chair of the Friends of Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
Daley is a graduate of Peddie School, Brown University, and Vermont Law School where he earned an M.S.E.L. degree summa cum laude.