Keith Shattenkirk

Program Officer, Marine Life & Oceans 

Keith manages LDF’s Oceans Program grantmaking portfolio, with domestic and international projects across all 5 oceans. Prior to joining LDF, he worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service, focusing on domestic swordfish management on the U.S. West Coast. Keith received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Princeton University and a master’s degree from the UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, completing his thesis on community rights-based management in small-scale fisheries in developing countries.

Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. Our work is divided into six main program areas – Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.

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