Sally Ranney has dedicated her life to protecting the genetic archives of the planet, securing conservation custody for millions of acres of wild places in the Western U.S., Alaska, Chile, Argentina, Africa, and Canada.
Her experience spans 30 years within the private and public sectors in land, water and energy policy; biodiversity and wildlife protection and climate change. A Resource Policy Analyst for the Wilderness Society, she co-founded American Wildlands, serving as President for 20 years. She has worked closely with several U.S. Presidents and members of Congress and was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Presidential Commission on Americans Outdoors.
Ms. Ranney is Chair of the American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) Summit, Co-Director of the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative (IWECI), CEO of StillWater Preservation, LLC, a private, Colorado-based wetlands mitigation banking company, Chairman of the non-profit Era Global; and President of Rising Wolf International, a specialized consulting group. She is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). She sits on the boards of numerous organizations including the American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), the Sonoran Mexico Jaguar Project, Lighthawk, and the Grand Canyon Trust. She is the anchor for ‘A Matter of Degree’, a new pilot for TV and internet broadcast focusing on climate change.
Sally has received several awards, including the Horace Albright Award/U.S. National Park Service, the Meritorious Conservation Award/ International Wildlife Foundation, ‘Who’s Who in the West’, and Steward of the Future Award/Earth Guardians. She is a U.S. trainee for Al Gore’s Climate Project and delivered a TED talk at TEDx Denver in 2011.