Brent Foster is the Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper and is an environmental attorney who has worked on a number of water quality and public lands issues, including wolf recovery in Oregon. In addition to his legal work, Brent has experience conducting gray wolf surveys in Montana and Washington State. He also serves as Conservation Chair for the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Brent received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1999 and has a B.S. in Ecology and a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His background includes work designing and implementing habitat restoration projects in riparian, oak woodland and native grassland habitats. Brent has published a number of legal journal articles on enforcement of state and federal environmental laws.