Policy Director, Public Lands
Rocky Mountain Regional Center
Kate Zimmerman joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2003. Before coming to NWF, Kate spent several years as a private attorney in Colorado with a practice emphasizing environmental and natural resources law. She represented national and regional environmental organizations in matters ranging from challenges to federal timber sales to participation in federal reserve water rights adjudications.
Kate has an extensive career in conservation. After graduating from Yale Law School, she was a public lands attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of NWF. She then moved to Colorado to become the Director of the Public Lands Program at the Land and Water Fund of the Rockies (now Western Resource Advocates). Kate serves on the boards of several environmental organizations. Her work at NWF focuses on public lands and energy policy.