Podcast | Lise Aangeenbrug | Chief Program Officer at the National Park Foundation

How do you raise nearly $169,000,000 per year to protect and conserve America’s 420+ National Park Sites? 

Sites important for recreation, education, and the conservation of endangered landscapes, natural communities and species. 

We discuss this, amongst many other things, with Lise Aangeenbrug. 

Lise is the Chief Program Officer at America’s National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service charged with generating the funding needed to protect the National Park Sites. 

In the podcast we talk about the network of National Park Sites in the US, and how the foundation uses storytelling to raise the profile, and the funding needed, for conservation activities. 

We also discuss the diversity of roles within the conservation sector, and what it means to be a Chief Program Officer. 

Lise also shares her career path along with her advice for people like you who might be seeking to follow in her footsteps. 

It’s a wildlife-funding, national-park-storytelling pod-chat. 





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Featured image credit: Xiaochen Zhang via Share the Experience / National-Park-Foundation.


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