Conservation Lands Foundation Announces David Feinman As Director of Government Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 7, 2017)—The Conservation Lands Foundation announced today that it has hired David Feinman as Director of Government Affairs. Feinman will be based in Washington, D.C., and will start in the newly created position beginning June 12.
The Conservation Lands Foundation has become one of the nation’s most effective land conservation organizations, protecting millions of acres of lands and supporting a vibrant grassroots network of more than 60 place-based groups known as the Friends Grassroots Network.
Feinman brings a wealth of experience as an advocate in D.C. Hired as the first Washington Representative for both the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the World Jewish Restitution Organization, Feinman has established a public policy presence for both, engaging with Congress, the administration and foreign governments on behalf of Holocaust victims in 47 countries. He worked as a Legislative Associate and Project Director for the Jewish Federations of North America, and also served on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida and with former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley of Nevada.
“We currently face a Congress and Executive branch that are hostile to environmental protections and have set goals of repealing the Antiquities Act and revoking or reducing size and protection of individual National Monuments, said Brian Sybert, executive director of the Conservation Lands Foundation. “Budgets for conservation and recreation will be cut. Management policies will focus on resource extraction and development. At this critical juncture, we are pleased to bring on someone with David’s track record as a coalition builder and tireless advocate on Capitol Hill.”
The Conservation Lands Foundation is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting, restoring and expanding the National Conservation Lands so they will endure from generation to generation. The National Conservation Lands are 36 million acres of protected public lands, rivers and trails managed by the Bureau of Land Management, that have joined the ranks of our national parks and wildlife refuges, guarding our nation’s natural, cultural and outdoor heritage, and driving its $887 billion outdoor recreation economy. www.ConservationLands.org