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Susan Daggett

Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Land Institute

Susan D. Daggett is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, which seeks to elevate the law, policy and practice of sustainable development in the West to promote nature-friendly, prosperous and equitable communities.  Through innovative research, education, and professional development programs, including its renowned annual conference, the Institute trains and connects students and professionals across disciplines, sectors and regions to build the sustainable development field while creating new possibilities for the future of the Wet’s landscapes and livelihoods.  Ms. Daggett is also a member of the faculty at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses on sustainability and land use.   


Previously, Ms. Daggett served as the managing attorney in the Rocky Mountain office of Earthjustice, a national non-profit public interest law firm (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) and also worked as an independent consultant to non-profit organizations engaged in energy-related advocacy.    She is a founding member of the Metropolitan Denver Nature Alliance, and she previously served as Trustee for the Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, as Commissioner of Denver Water and as a the founding Board member of Greenprint Denver.  She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her law degree from Yale University.  She is married to Michael Bennet and has three daughters.