Areas of Expertise: grizzly bear conservation, orca conservation, landscape-level planning, wildlife corridors, and stakeholder engagement
Robb Krehbiel is the Northwest Representative for Defenders of Wildlife in Seattle where he works to conserve imperiled species across the region, including grizzly bears and orcas, and their habitat through landscape-level planning. Before joining Defenders, Robb was the Yellowstone Wildlife Fellow with the National Parks Conservation Association. In this role, he helped ranchers modify their fences to make them wildlife-friendly. He also worked on several projects in Montana as an independent consultant, including identifying carnivore connectivity areas and recommending bighorn sheep conservation strategies. Prior to moving to Montana, Robb was the Program Associate with Environment Washington in Seattle. There, he worked on banning plastic bags in over a dozen cities and securing a National Monument designation in the San Juan Islands. Robb graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Master’s of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drake University with two Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Politics.