Brian Seasholes

Brian Seasholes is an expert on wide variety of issues related to wildlife, land-use, and property rights. His areas of expertise include efforts to create property rights to wildlife in Southern Africa, community-based conservation, co-management of wildlife between private and public entities, markets and wildlife, privatization of wildlife, private approaches to conservation in the U.S. and around the world, the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), private and common property rights, National Heritage Areas and National Heritage Rivers, international development, especially concerning wildlife and other biotic resources, and the history of the conservation movement in the U.S. and internationally.

Mr. Seasholes's writings have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register, Chattanooga Free Press, The Washington Times, and the Endangered Species Update.

Mr. Seasholes received his Bachelor's degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University, and his Master's degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his thesis focused on the institutional aspects of private wildlife conservation initiatives, specifically the creation of property rights to wildlife in Zimbabwe.

Previously, Mr. Seasholes worked for the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and then, after receiving his Master's degree, took a few years off to care for his two young sons.