Conservation Communities

Bringing home the things
we leave home for...



Bruce McGlenn, PE, MBA

A Seattle native, Bruce McGlenn is a professional engineer with design, construction, development, and property management experience. He is also a lifelong advocate for fish, wildlife, and our ecosystem and how the synergy of community, nature, and our built environment can bring about greater value and a higher quality of life.  He is the founder of Conservation Communities, as well as co-founder and managing member of a pioneering business created to preserve and restore forest and farmland with sustainable forestry and agriculture.  His technical sense and design/build experience stemmed from residential framing and progressed to the design of foundations and structural systems for high-rise buildings, and includes the independent planning and development of a low impact log home in NE Washington.  He has also worked in the field of renewable energy helping large scale wind farms predict and manage wind resources.  A conservationist at heart, he is currently vice president of the Seattle Izaak Walton League and also volunteers with other outdoor organizations focused on creating bridges to nature, including the WWF, WOW, and WFFC.  A University of Washington, college of Civil Engineering alumnus, Mr. McGlenn is a licensed professional engineer and holds an MBA in sustainable business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and a certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington.

John McGlenn, PE, SE

John McGlenn is a native of Montana but a long time resident of Washington. Since serving as a line officer in the U.S. Navy he has been in the engineering consulting business as a structural engineer and manager of multidiscipline projects focusing on wastewater clean-up and fisheries enhancement. He has managed numerous projects using alternative contracting methods such as design/build and GC/CM and is a licensed engineer in all the northwest states. Passions for and knowledge of natural systems gained during early years along the streams and lakes of Montana and Minnesota have lead him to be heavily involved in outdoor recreation and conservation. He has served on many committees and boards of NGOs including Izaak Walton League, Washington Environmental Council, Western Rivers Conservancy, Intermountain West Joint Venture and Wild Salmon Center. He is a founding board member and past president of The Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition and the current president of the Washington Wildlife Federation. John served two six year terms on the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission (receiving the NWF Conservationist of the Year award during that time) and was instrumental in the development of the Wild Salmonid Policy. He and wife Ronni have raised their family of three in Bellevue, WA.