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Santa Fe, NM

The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce the addition of Training Resources for the Environmental Community (TREC) founder Dyan Oldenburg to its board of directors.

From 1996 until 2015, Dyan developed and directed TREC’s programs, assisting clients committed to wildlife and wildlands protection throughout Western North America from the far north to the deserts of the Southwest.

“We are thrilled to welcome to our board one of the foremost leaders in protecting the treasured landscapes and iconic wildlife of the West,” said WELC Executive Director Erik Schlenker-Goodrich.

Before founding TREC, Dyan worked with hundreds of environmental and social justice nonprofits throughout the U.S. and Canada on a diversity of legislative, electoral, and issue campaigns. She successfully helped these organizations become stronger and more effective, advancing their missions and visions toward a better world. She is a graduate of Antioch College.

“I am honored to join the board of the Western Environmental Law Center,” said Oldenburg. “I have admired WELC’s sensible public interest environmental litigation – as well as its many administrative achievements – for many years. I look forward to contributing my experience augmenting nonprofits’ effectiveness to WELC’s intelligent and vigorous defense of the priceless lands and resources Westerners hold so dear.”

“Dyan’s addition will elevate WELC’s work and reputation as an organization,” said Board President Lori Maddox. “Today, we are better equipped than ever to meet the critical environmental challenges and opportunities facing the American West.”

Founded in 1993, the Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the wildlife, wildlands, and communities of the American West. WELC is governed by a board of directors comprised of renowned attorneys, academics, and conservationists from across the country. The organization has offices in Eugene and Portland, Oregon; Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Seattle, Washington; and Helena, Montana.

Contact: Erik Schlenker-Goodrich, WELC Executive Director, (575) 751-0351

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