Claire Billett, William Penn Foundation

TITLE: Program Officer, Watershed Protection

FUNDING AREAS: Watershed conservation and protection

CONTACT:, (215) 988-1830

IP TAKE: Billett has spent a formidable career in environmental conservation spanning nonprofits, consulting agencies, NGOs and governments. Come at her with you most well-rounded idea, because she has too has a well-rounded sense of it all.

PROFILE: Claire Billet has been with the William Penn Foundation since June 2013 as its program officer for its Watershed Protection program along the Delaware. Her foundation bio reads:

For most of her career, Clare has been invested in preserving, restoring and improving natural resources and ecological systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region—working across the conservation practitioner’s spectrum from ecological restoration, management and design to land protection, conservation planning, and natural resource prioritization. She led regional SmartConservation efforts that resulted in the development of innovative site assessment and decision-support tools and also generated a regional Greenspace network of conservation hubs and migration corridors that would create a sustainable, connected landscape throughout eastern Pennsylvania. She has worked for private consultants, national and regional conservation non-profits and also recently directed the wildland-urban interface brush management program for the City of San Diego.

Clare holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a specialization in Biogeography from Nottingham University and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK.