Amy Baird

As the Associate Director for Big Life Foundation USA, Baird first became interested in conservation issues upon reading Douglas H. Chadwick’s  The Fate of the Elephant for a book report in middle school, and she made a commitment to dedicate her energy to conservation and environmental protection from there on out.
After four years defending marine wildlife with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, she shifted gears to regional issues in the Pacific Northwest, first with the Save our Wild Salmon Coalition and most recently with Renewable Northwest. Amy volunteers on the Board for the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club and enjoys hiking and camping in the Northwest’s beautiful wilderness areas. She lives in Portland, Oregon.