New Land Protection Specialist Joins the Conservancy

Published 02/22/2018

Chris Dickey has joined the Black Swamp team as our new land protection specialist. He is taking over our work of protecting private lands through conservation agreements and establishing new public nature preserves in northwest Ohio. Chris spent last season on the Conservation crew at Metroparks Toledo.  He followed his wife to Toledo from Colorado last year, while she completes her residency at Mercy Health Toledo. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State and his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and B.A. in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara. Chris’ dog Summer has joined the Conservancy in the capacity of Belly-Rub Intern. 

Conservation Manager Chris Collier will now devote his time to launching our new Northwest Ohio Farm Access Program, which is being funded in part by Toledo Community Foundation. With this new program, we hope to improve environmental and social conditions in our community by restoring sensitive areas on farms back to natural habitats and using the remaining cropland to help new and aspiring farmers access land for sustainable food production.

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