Frank Lowenstein, MS

Deputy Director and Chief Conservation Officer, New England Forestry Foundation
Frank Lowenstein currently serves as Deputy Director and Chief Conservation Officer of the New England Forestry Foundation, which for 74 years has spearheaded conservation and sustainable management of the forests of New England. In that role, he leads the organization's conservation innovation efforts and supervises all land protection work of the organization. He has previously served as global director of forest health for The Nature Conservancy, and as that organization's global climate adaptation strategy leader. In that role, he participated in the global climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, attending the negotiating sessions in Mexico and South Africa in 2010 and 2011. His practical conservation experience includes leading community-based conservation for The Nature Conservancy in the Berkshires for nine years, conserving more than 4000 acres of forest and globally significant wetlands, and spearheading aquatic conservation for the Lake Champlain Committee in Burlington, Vermont. Lowenstein has served as a Switzer Fellow; a Senior Fellow in the US Department of State's Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, in which role he provided advice on climate issues to governments in Latin America; and on the board and executive committee of the UN-affiliated Global Invasive Species Programme. He has taught on conservation and climate change for Harvard Extension School, Brandeis University, the University of Vermont, and Simon's Rock College of Bard University.


  • MS University of Vermont