Megan developed a profound appreciation for the natural world early, especially in her beloved Colorado mountains. After college, she learned the value of using the law to affect social change while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer. And following her service, Megan obtained both a Masters of Law and Environmental Policy and a Juris Doctor degree.
With her background in environmental law, Megan joined The Wilderness Society in 2014 as a Policy and Planning Associate. Megan helped to lead policy work across the country and to shape the future of approximately 250 million acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. She was instrumental in finalizing the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, a milestone victory that increases smart and collaborative planning on public lands. Her legal work also supported greater protections for other landscapes, including Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon and Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Utah.
And Megan played a critical and early role in advancing The Wilderness Society’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, an initiative that enabled her to combine her passions for environmental justice and social justice.
Clerking for The Wilderness Society was my first exposure to environmental and administrative law outside of the classroom. Overall, the experience allowed me to see how much environmental law impacts the communities I care about and the importance of the work TWS does every day.
Charissa Wood, 2019 Law Clerk
To honor Megan’s commitment to this work, The Wilderness Society endeavors to engage two law clerks from diverse backgrounds each summer to work on public lands issues and foster the passion Megan had for public lands. Your gift to the Megan Dickie Wilderness Leadership Endowment Fund will allow us to sustain these summer clerkships and develop annual fellowship opportunities in the future.