Elizabeth (Emy) Brawley

Great Lakes Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition

Illinois State Director


Emy headshotEmy Brawley is Illinois State Director and Great Lakes Regional Director for The Conservation Fund. As part of the Fund’s Midwest team, she serves as representative for Illinois and the Chicago Wilderness region, as well as Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, to offer the full array of the Fund’s programs and services to its conservation partners. This includes strategic conservation planning, technical assistance, real estate services, and acquisition financing. She works closely with the Fund’s Mitigation Solutions team and Conservation Acquisitions division to provide species and habitat mitigation and interim land ownership across the Midwest. Emy is also responsible for the management of the Fund’s work to implement the Greenseams®, Working Soils®, and Ann Arbor Greenbelt programs for partners the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Ann Arbor.

Previously, she worked as Vice President of Conservation for Openlands (a Chicago-based land trust), and in Colorado in private law practice and for Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

Contact: ebrawley@conservationfund.org    Contact: 303-669-0390    Office: River Forest, IL (Chicago)

Projects

Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

Illinois Working Lands, Water, and Wildlife Conservation Partnership

The Illinois Working Lands, Water and Wildlife Partnership is a new alliance formed to accelerate the pace of working...
Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

Expanding Green Space and Improving Social Resilience in South Cook County, IL.

The Southeast Cook County Land Acquisition Plan is a data-driven plan to dramatically expand permanently protected land holdings and...
Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

Milwaukee River Watershed Conservation Partnership

As a major tributary to Lake Michigan –  one of the main sources of drinking water in the Greater...
Greenseams® Milwaukee

Greenseams® Milwaukee

More than 1.5 million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more...
Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

Preserving Farms and Natural Areas in the Ann Arbor Greenbelt

The Ann Arbor Greenbelt is an innovative long-term land preservation program to curb the negative effects of development and...