Dan Schlager

Wyoming State Director


danschlagerDan is our Wyoming State Director and leads The Conservation Fund’s efforts across the state—helping landowners and partners achieve their land conservation goals.

With more than two decades of private and nonprofit land conservation transactional and conflict resolution experience, Dan has assisted a wide array of landowners, partners and investors achieve their conservation and economic objectives across the West and in Hawaii.  Prior to joining the Fund, Dan served as Founder and President of Conservation Solutions for 16 years.  Conservation Solutions is a private company that utilizes both private capital and public funds to craft unique and creative solutions that achieve land conservation goals while balancing economic outcomes.  In the 1990s, Dan directed land protection efforts in Wyoming for the nonprofit Jackson Hole Land Trust.  He has raised tens of millions of dollars in private investment dollars and public funds in helping to conserve more than 60,000 acres of critical lands.   

Dan holds an M.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana School of Forestry, a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. in Conflict Analysis and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.  In his spare time, Dan enjoys sharing river and mountain adventures with family and friends, and coaching youth sports.

Contact: dschlager@conservationfund.org   Phone: (303) 777-3511 Office: Wyoming

Projects

Luke Lynch Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Luke Lynch Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Imagine 4,000 – 5,000 mule deer traversing the same 150 mile corridor twice each year during their spring and...
Upper Green River Valley Initiative

Upper Green River Valley Initiative

The Conservation Fund and a host of partners launched the Upper Green River Valley Initiative in 2008 to conserve...
The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

Each spring and fall, hundreds of pronghorn antelope migrate between their summer habitat in Grand Teton National Park to...
Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

Supporting the Sage Grouse and Family Ranches in the West

The greater sage grouse requires wide open spaces for its survival. In recent years, the sage grouse’s habitat has...
North Platte River

North Platte River

As part of an effort to provide additional recreational access along the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, The...
MJ Ranch

MJ Ranch

The Conservation Fund led the effort, in collaboration with several public and private partners, to complete conservation easements in...
Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Teton County is an outdoor paradise in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It’s here, in the Snake River...
Greater Yellowstone Area

Greater Yellowstone Area

Larger than the state of West Virginia, the Greater Yellowstone Area stretches 18 million acres across Wyoming, Montana and...
Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

The Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project is among the first large-scale, watershed-based voluntary conservation initiatives in Wyoming and the Greater...
Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

The Fund worked with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on a land conservation agreement that secures key wildlife...
Cottonwood Ranches

Cottonwood Ranches

In west central Wyoming, the 75,000-acre Cottonwood Ranches owned by cattle rancher Freddie Botur have sustained his family’s way...
Former Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Former Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch forms the most important piece of the Path of the Pronghorn’s “Funnel Bottleneck” for pronghorn antelope migrating...
Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

From peaks towering more than 10,000 feet to low-lying grasslands and wetlands, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is a place...
Budd Ranches, Inc.

Budd Ranches, Inc.

The Fund helped with the conservation and expansion of one of the oldest operating ranches held by one family...
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, just southeast of Jackson, Wyoming, encompasses an astounding 3.4 million acres of land.  The jagged...