Darcy Batura, Central Cascades Community Coordinator

"I work with communities to guide imperfect and messy ideas into concepts full of possibilities by encouraging our partners to be generous with their viewpoints, faith and challenge."


Darcy Batura is the Central Cascades Community Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Washington. She focuses most of her time developing and maintaining community relationships critical to the ongoing management and stewardship of The Nature Conservancy’s forestland in the Central Cascades region.

Darcy has nearly 20 years of public and non-profit experience focused on protecting natural resources, accessible public education and promoting sustainability issues in our local communities. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, Darcy spent five years with the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board, where she served as the Lead Entity Coordinator for community-based salmon recovery. Her education includes a bachelor’s degree in Community, Environment and Planning from the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, and a Master of Science in Resource Management from Central Washington University. Her graduate research involved the assessment of Alpine Lakes Wilderness biophysical conditions, recreational spatial patterns, and use trends to provide long-term management recommendations to land managers. Darcy joined The Nature Conservancy in the fall of 2016 and is thrilled to apply her skills and experience to the stewardship of the mountains, rivers and trails that surround her home in Roslyn, WA.