Lisa Ronald

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Lisa Ronald

Wildlands Communications Director



B.S. degree in Chemistry, 1999, University of Montana

B.A. degree in Journalism, 1999, University of Montana

M.S. degree in Forestry, 2009, University of Montana

Professional Experience

For more than 15 years, Lisa has been a motivated environmental communications linchpin with experience developing national media strategies and forging diverse partnerships that create long-lasting place-based connections. Her work includes developing and administering compelling rivers and wildlands outreach, conservation alliances, long-standing programs, large and small events, and running media campaigns including the 50th anniversaries of the Wild & Scenic Rivers and the Wilderness Acts, and the 2015 & 2016 National Wilderness Workshops. She has held various positions with the Wilderness Institute, including taking several partial sabbaticals to lead key projects with partners. In addition to serving as Wildlands Communications Director for the Wilderness Institute, she now also leads partnership and communications efforts for the Wild & Scenic Rivers Coalition. She served on the board of the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation from 2015-2018, and is the organizer of Ladies of the Lochsa, an annual women's whitewater kayaking event.