Chris Kelly

Director, The Conservation Fund

Chris serves as the California State Director at The Conservation Fund. Since joining the Fund in 2003, he has led the development of the North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative, which has pioneered the nonprofit ownership of working forests in California, the use of low-interest public financing and participation in the voluntary and compliance carbon markets to generate significant capital for forest conservation. Prior to joining the Fund, Chris served as Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy of California. He previously practiced land use, real estate and corporate law in San Francisco.