Lily Verdone

Lily Verdone


Lily Verdone is the Coastal Project Director for The Nature Conservancy’s California Chapter where she works toward developing and implementing statewide coastal conservation strategies. Her work focuses on producing cutting-edge science on coastal vulnerability to sea level rise and working with partners to integrate this science into on-the-ground actions and policy. Ms. Verdone has 17 years of experience as a conservation biologist addressing climate adaptation and urban conservation issues in California, Mexico and the South West. She attended Sonoma State University where she obtained a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning and an M.S. in Biology. She is a 2005 Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Fellow.

Fellow Activity

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Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
Sonoma State University, MS
Current Position:
Coastal Project Director
The Nature Conservancy
Coastal & Marine Issues
Conservation Science & Biology
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environmental Policy & Law
Natural Resource Management
Currently Working On:
Revolutionizing California’s coastal conservation policy to address the threat of sea level rise and ensure the protection of coastal habitat and natural systems into the future.

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