Pacific Regional Center
Beth Pratt, the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, has worked in environmental leadership roles for almost twenty years, and in two of the country’s largest national parks: Yosemite and Yellowstone. Before joining NWF, she worked on sustainability and climate change programs for Xanterra Parks & Resorts in Yellowstone as its Director of Environmental Affairs. Prior to her role in Yellowstone, for nine years Ms. Pratt served as the Vice President/CFO for the non-profit Yosemite Association in Yosemite National Park.
In 2012, Beth was selected to train with Vice President Al Gore as a member of his Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps. In 2007, she traveled to Japan as part of a month-long Rotary International Professional Exchange to study business, sustainability, and national park operations. She is also a member of the Association of Partners for Public Lands Training Corps, and serves on the advisory committee of the non-profit Save the Frogs. Her work on sustainability in national parks has been featured in Sustainable Industries, Fast Company, Sierra Magazine, Green Lodging News, and on the Peter Greenberg Radio Show. She is also the author of the official Junior Ranger handbook for Yosemite.
Beth graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Boston with bachelor’s degrees in management and biological anthropology, and a minor in marketing. She also obtained a master’s in business administration from Regis University in Denver. In 2009 she earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Accredited Professional credential. Under her leadership, Yellowstone’s environmental programs received environmental achievement awards from the National Park Service three years in a row, from 2009-2011.
Beth lives outside of Yosemite with her dogs Tioga, Jeremy, Aysun, and Dante, two cats, three western toads, and the many frogs who frequent her backyard frog pond.
Beth's new book, When Mountain Lions are Neighbors, is available for purchase.
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