Trevor Needham joined the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in June 2010 as the National Partnerships Program Lead. His responsibilities include overseeing and developing the programmatic, budgetary, and policy aspects of BLM’s Partnerships Program.
Prior to joining BLM, Trevor served seven and a half years as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Lead for Community Partnerships, Friends and Volunteer Programs for the National Wildlife Refuge System. In this capacity, Trevor oversaw and developed model programs and partnerships that built the largest and one of the most effective national networks of Friends groups supporting federal lands, i.e., National Wildlife Refuge System. During this time, Trevor also completed a variety of leadership and detail assignments across several U.S. Fish and Wildlife programs in the Washington Office and at refuges, field, and regional offices in Alaska, California and across the Great Lakes region.
Before starting his career in federal service, Trevor worked nine years in the non-profit conservation sector on public/private partnerships, including six and a half years in various leadership, managerial, and coordinator roles at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and two years as program officer at the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, both based in Washington, D.C.
Trevor’s received a variety of national awards and recognition for his conservation and partnership work including three National Coastal America Partnership Awards for regional habitat improvement efforts and a National Wildlife Refuge System Partner Award for his significant contributions to building greater community, regional, and national support for the Refuge System through partnerships. His conservation and partnership work have afforded him opportunities to develop and deliver trainings internationally, including in the countries of Panama and the Republic of Georgia.
Trevor holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Advanced Leadership Development Program.
Growing up on the banks of New York’s Hudson River, Trevor developed his passion for the environment and commitment to conservation. Trevor and his wife, Stephanie, live in Silver Spring, Maryland where they are raising their teenage daughter and almost-teenage son, who both like to “encourage” their dad to only play his drums when they are not around.