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The Vice President for Landscape Conservation is based in the Washington, D.C., headquarters and oversees Defenders’ work to promote landscape-scale wildlife conservation, focusing on four program areas: federal public lands management; private lands conservation; climate change adaptation; and wildlife-responsible renewable energy development. The Vice President is responsible for implementing Defenders’ conservation mission through these four integrated programs in accordance with Defenders’ strategic plan, including promoting science-based and sustainable wildlife and habitat management and policies; working to ensure sound management of federal lands, particularly national wildlife refuges and national forests; promoting wildlife conservation on private lands; facilitating environmentally-responsible renewable energy development onshore and offshore to mitigate for climate change while preserving our natural heritage; promoting policies to ensure that wildlife managers consider and address the effects of climate change; and raising public awareness about the importance of conserving and restoring biodiversity for current and future generations. Working closely with the President & CEO and Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, the Vice President serves as part of Defenders’ senior leadership team in providing leadership for the organization as a whole.