Teri Shore

Meet Teri

As Greenbelt Alliance’s Advocacy Director, Teri Shore leads advocacy efforts to protect open space and encourage climate-smart growth throughout the Bay Area.


Teri championed winning campaigns to triple the size of greenbelt buffers known as community separators in Sonoma County and to renew urban growth boundaries in Novato, Windsor, Cotati, and Sebastopol. Teri has lived in Sonoma Valley for 30 years and grew up in Marin and San Francisco.

Before joining Greenbelt Alliance, Teri directed marine conservation campaigns to protect endangered marine species, sustainable fisheries, and oceans at the state, national, and international level. As program director at Turtle Island Restoration Network based in West Marin, she helped create safe havens and protections for endangered sea turtles and marine mammals along the California coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Teri also engaged in the international campaign to stop a major fossil fuel project from being built in pristine marine and sea turtle nesting habitat in Western Australia.

Previously, Teri directed oceans campaigns at Friends of the Earth (previously the Bluewater Network) focused on greening the world’s ports and shipping fleets, where she achieved stringent new passenger ferry-emissions standards and pollution laws for cruise ships and ocean-going vessels.

An avid backpacker and wilderness advocate, Teri leads Sierra Club backpack trips for the San Francisco Bay Chapter. In July 2014, she solo through-hiked the John Muir Trail in the High Sierras over 21 days to mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. She adores Yosemite, the Sierra Nevada, and Trinity Alps. She has climbed Mt. Shasta, Mt. Whitney, and many non-technical Sierra peaks over 9,000 feet including Mt. Conness, Mt. Dana, and Mt. Hoffman. She has also completed long treks in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

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