Senior Director, Public Lands



Nicole Gentile

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Nicole Gentile is the senior director for Public Lands at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Gentile worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she led field campaigns and outreach for several initiatives, including clean energy, public lands, and ocean conservation. During her time at Pew, Gentile also conducted research, helped build coalitions, and wrote for the U.S. public lands initiative. Previously, she was the preservation associate for Environment America, where she participated in a rigorous training fellowship for advocates and campaigners.

Gentile earned a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.


Backroom Deals Report
Existing gas and oil development near the Roan Plateau can be seen from a plane, June 25, 2018, near De Beque, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images) (Existing gas and oil development near the Roan Plateau, seen from plane)

Backroom Deals

Noncompetitive leasing—the bargain bin of the federal onshore oil and gas program—is wasteful, unnecessary, and largely shielded from public scrutiny.

Kate Kelly, Jenny Rowland-Shea, Nicole Gentile

Yosemite for Sale Report

Yosemite for Sale

National parks and public lands should continue to be owned by all Americans. Congress must protect these special places and not allow them to be exploited for private profit.

No Net Loss Report

No Net Loss

Developing clear and effective federal mitigation policies can provide environmental and economic benefits and attract private-sector investment in the conservation of America’s lands, waters, and wildlife.

David J. Hayes, Nicole Gentile

Confronting America’s Wildlife Extinction Crisis Report
The populations of more than two-thirds of all imperiled mammal species in the United States, from the wolverine (pictured) to the polar bear, are falling. (Flickr/guppiecat)

Confronting America’s Wildlife Extinction Crisis

A new classification for declining plant and animal populations would encourage the voluntary conservation of U.S. wildlife species before they reach the brink of extinction.

Matt Lee-Ashley, Nicole Gentile

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