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North Florida Land Trust Welcomes New Land Manager to the Team

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019

 

North Florida Land Trust is pleased to announce Matt Greene has joined the organization as land manager. Greene will be responsible for land management and stewardship activities on more than 14,000 acres of preserves and conservation easements. He will also work closely with the stewardship staff on conservation projects, ecosystem restoration, prescribed fire management and property monitoring.

 

 

Greene brings more than 15 years of experience in conservation work to the nonprofit land conservation organization. He most recently worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the landowner assistance program. He was previously employed by the Lowcountry Land Trust in South Carolina where he performed conservation easement stewardship. He has also performed land management and prescribed burning for The Nature Conservancy in New England and the Southeast and has held positions involving wildlife ecology studies, forest and fire ecology research, and snake ecology investigations.

 

Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, Greene earned his degree in zoology from Auburn University. He currently splits his time between Riverside in Jacksonville and his permanent residence in Gainesville, where he and his wife work on restoring their small sandhill acreage. They also enjoy gardening with native plants to benefit wildlife and pollinators and, when they can, spend time golfing, botanizing and birdwatching.

 

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that champions environmental protection in its primary, 11-county focus area of Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union, Columbia and Volusia counties. NFLT is also expanding its reach to the west of the state. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, Ortega River, Guana River, Little Orange Creek, Keystone Heights and, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visit nflt.org.