Mike Brennan recently joined the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, where he will direct the institute’s Program on Wildlife Conservation and Mitigation. His work will focus on the development of innovative conservation strategies for the resolution of complex threatened, endangered and sensitive species conservation challenges nationwide.
Brennan, who lives in Wilson, Wyoming, has practiced environmental and natural resources law since 1983. He is a nationally recognized practitioner in matters involving the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and other U.S. federal and state wildlife laws.
Brennan obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He has worked with the law firm of Holland & Hart, LLC, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and recently as principal of Michael J. Brennan, P.C., Conservation Law and Policy. In that capacity, he pursued the development of broad-based, collaborative efforts involving species conservation and advised both public and private sector clients regarding strategic planning and policy development, and the shaping of conservation policy to promote and encourage effective private and public sector conservation efforts.
Brennan is a member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and an adjunct professor of and senior advisor to the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ruckelshaus Institute.