Impact of land use change policies on carbon sequestration capacity of natural and working lands in the US Climate Alliance western states

Kyle is working with The Nature Conservancy, North America Natural Climate Solutions Team. He will complete a regional land use planning policy analysis for a group of Western States that are part of the US Climate Alliance (Oregon, Washington, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Colorado). His synthesis policy research and workshops aim to build Western states’ technical capacity to integrate natural and working lands greenhouse gas benefits, alongside other land-use impacts, into state and regional land use and conservation planning. Kyle will be 1) organizing a series of regional half-day deep dives on land use for Western states to exchange lessons learned, and 2), building a repository of model policies and programs that integrate land use, conservation, and climate.


The Nature Conservancy – Natural Climate Solutions


Kyle Lemle, Western Resource Fellow |Kyle Lemle is a Masters in Forestry candidate at the Yale School of Environment, focusing on how conservation, restoration and sustainable management of forest ecosystems can help achieve US state and national climate mitigation targets. As a Kerry Fellow, Kyle, supports Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry on climate and ecosystems policy analysis. Kyle is also a Wyss Scholar and YSE Climate Fellow, serving as a consultant for the US Climate Alliance and The Nature Conservancy North America Natural Climate Solutions division. Prior to matriculating at Yale, Kyle spent ten years leading forest conservation and climate advocacy movements in California and across the world.  See what Kyle has been up to.  |  Blog