Jen Newmark

Western Conservation Coordinator
Jen Newmark

Jen Newmark is the Western Conservation Coordinator for the Wildlife Management Institute, joining the organization in April 2024. In this role, Jen works with western states and Canadian provinces on conservation initiatives, agency engagement and other topics. Currently, an area of emphasis is working with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies on landscape connectivity and conservation.

Prior to WMI, Jen was the Wildlife Diversity Division Administrator for the Nevada Department of Wildlife – overseeing terrestrial non-game management and implementation of the Nevada State Wildlife Action Plan. Jen has chaired regional and national committees and work groups and participated in several initiatives, notably on OneHealth and State Wildlife Action Plans and their use in Landscape Conservation. Jen is a member of the Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap Coordination and Implementation Team, is a National Conservation Leadership Institute Fellow and a professional member of The Wildlife Society. Jen has her roots in the Natural Heritage system and has worked on wildlife conservation for more than 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada Reno and a Master of Art in Biology from Boston University.

Reno, NV 89506