Luke M. Lynch

Wyoming State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Luke LynchLuke opened the Wyoming Office of The Conservation Fund in 2006, and focuses his efforts on conservation easement and private land acquisition in cooperation with a host of non-profit, state, and federal partners. Since joining The Fund, he has worked to conserve over 150,000 acres of land across Wyoming.  He has served, or currently serves, on the Leadership Council, Real Estate, Strategic Direction and Mitigation Committees of the Fund. 

Luke has previously served an associate with Solitude Management, a private equity and commercial real estate firm; managing director of the Green River Valley Land Trust; and a special projects director for the Jackson Hole Land Trust. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Friends of Pathways; Senior Advisor, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming; Advisory Council, Wyoming State Forestry; he is a past founding director of the Green River Valley Land Trust. 

Luke has a B.A. in Political Science from the Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, CO.  He is a graduate of the 2005 class of Leadership Wyoming.  He was a 2012 recipient of the Public Lands Stewardship Award from the Public Lands Foundation.  

Contact: llynch@conservationfund.org  307-733-2360

Featured Projects

The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

The "Path Of The Pronghorn" In Wyoming

Each spring and fall, hundreds of pronghorn antelope migrate between their summer habitat in Grand Teton National Park to...
Support For Wyoming Family Ranches And The Sage Grouse

Support For Wyoming Family Ranches And The Sage Grouse

Greater sage-grouse populations have significantly declined throughout their range, including Wyoming, where 54% of the world’s remaining sage grouse...
In Wyoming, Using Mitigation To Benefit Family Ranches

In Wyoming, Using Mitigation To Benefit Family Ranches

Across Wyoming’s Green River Basin, grazing pronghorn and vibrating drill rigs cast shadows on the horizon. These unlikely neighbors...

More Projects

Upper Green River Valley Initiative

Upper Green River Valley Initiative

The Conservation Fund and a host of partners launched the Upper Green River Valley Initiative in 2008 to conserve...
North Platte River

North Platte River

As part of an effort to provide additional recreational access along the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, The...
MJ Ranch

MJ Ranch

The Conservation Fund led the effort, in collaboration with several public and private partners, to complete one of the...
Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Land Trust, Wyoming

Wyoming’s Teton County is an outdoor paradise in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. It’s here, in the Snake River...
Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project

The Gooseberry Creek Conservation Project is among the first large-scale, watershed-based voluntary conservation initiatives in Wyoming and the Greater...
Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

Fish Creek Flying W Ranches

The Fund worked with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department on a land conservation agreement that secures key wildlife...
Cottonwood Ranches

Cottonwood Ranches

In west central Wyoming, the 75,000-acre Cottonwood Ranches owned by cattle rancher Freddie Botur have sustained his family’s way...
Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch (CRC Ranch)

Carney Ranch forms the most important piece of the Path of the Pronghorn’s “Funnel Bottleneck” for pronghorn antelope migrating...
Caribou-Targhee National Forest

Caribou-Targhee National Forest

From peaks towering more than 10,000 feet to low-lying grasslands and wetlands, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is a place...
Budd Ranches, Inc.

Budd Ranches, Inc.

The Fund helped with the conservation and expansion of one of the oldest operating ranches held by one family...
Bridger-Teton National Forest

Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, just southeast of Jackson, Wyoming, encompasses an astounding 3.4 million acres of land.  The jagged...