Yazmyn Pelaez

Nevada Conservation League’s Executive Director to Transition out of the Organization 

NEVADA – The Nevada Conservation League, an independent political voice of Nevada’s conservation community, announced today that Paul Selberg will be transitioning out of his role as executive director of the league. Amid his stewardship, the organization celebrated monumental victories on local, state, and federal fronts. Through his dedication spanning three years, Selberg’s leadership has not only spurred the Nevada Conservation League’s growth but also amplified its impact.

Among NCL’s many milestones during Selberg’s tenure: 

Local, State, and Federal Policy Victories

  • Partnering with the Nevada Green Business Network to identify sustainable businesses and provide resources for sustainable business practices across Nevada.
  • Joining the Multi-State Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Adopting the All-In Community Sustainability and Climate Action Plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions and build community resilience against the effects of the climate crisis. 
  • Advocating for our nation’s largest climate investments through the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  • Protecting 500,000 acres to establish Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument.
  • Establishing a Wildlife Crossing Fund within the state’s general fund. 
  • Securing funding for Nevada’s Outdoor Education and Recreation Grant Program. 
  • Creating the Nevada Clean Trucks and Buses Incentive Program.

Electoral Victories

  • Investing $5.1 million into our 2022 electoral programs and securing wins for 93% of NCL’s endorsed candidates.
  • Flipping the Secretary of State and protecting the Nevada Attorney General.
  • Reelecting all three Democratic House Delegations and reelecting Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.

“Over the past three years in my role as executive director, the Nevada Conservation League’s collective dedication to investing in renewable energy, conserving our public lands, and battling the climate crisis has established our organization as a leader in Nevada’s environmental community. As I take this step back, I’m so proud of all that our team has accomplished, from advocating for sustainable policies to fostering a community that cares deeply for our planet’s well-being,” said Paul Selberg. “Even though my time with the organization is coming to an end, I’m confident that the Nevada Conservation League will continue to thrive and carve a path towards a greener and more sustainable future for our state and beyond. The growth, innovation, and unwavering determination that defines our organization will undoubtedly propel the mission forward. It has been an honor to stand beside such passionate individuals who share a vision of a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable Nevada. I am so grateful for the incredible experiences, relationships, and work this journey has granted me.”

“We are thankful for Paul’s leadership and service to NCL, and for achieving substantial policy changes in Nevada as our executive director,” said c4 Board Chair Justin Watkins. “We are excited for Paul’s future, and are confident he will succeed in his future endeavors. We are confident that NCL will continue to make meaningful impacts in the environmental and conservation communities with the current staff and board, and with the next executive director.”

Selberg will serve as executive director until September 8th, 2023. The board of directors has initiated a comprehensive search for a new executive director to continue the organization’s trajectory of success. During this transitional period, the league’s deputy directors, Christi Cabrera-Georgeson and Kristee Watson will work closely with the board and staff to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities. For more information about the position – including how to apply for the role – please visit our website. 


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