Audrey Rust, the 2012 Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute, is a leader in California land conservation work. She served for nearly a quarter-century as president of Peninsula Open Space Trust, a land trust working on the San Francisco Peninsula. At the organization, she is credited with raising hundreds of millions of dollars to conserve tens of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and farmland. She is a founder of the Bay Area Open Space Council, Peninsula Working Group and California Council of Land Trusts. Active in California bond issue initiatives, she has also served on the boards of the Land Trust Alliance, the League of Conservation Voters, Midpeninsula Citizens for Fair Housing and Rebuilding Together, and is currently on the boards of the American Prairie Reserve and the California Council of Land Trusts. Before coming to POST she served in positions of management and fundraising at Stanford University, Yale University, and the Sierra Club. She is the recipient of many awards including the Cynthia Pratt Laughlin Award from the Garden Club of American, Conservationist of the Year from the California League of Conservation Voters, the Jacqueline Kennedy award from JFK University, and the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sunset Books and Magazines.