Steve Hobbs

Minnesota State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Steve HobbsSteve has nearly three decades of conservation experience working for non-profit organizations and government around the country.  Since joining The Conservation Fund in Minnesota in 2012, he has led landmark initiatives and has negotiated the conservation of more than 30,000 acres of land. Nationally, he has negotiated hundreds of real estate transactions conserving more than 250,000 acres. He is the recipient of numerous conservation awards.  

Previously, Steve was the principal architect of large-scale sustainable conservation efforts in Virginia and Nevada. A hallmark of Steve’s work has been finding conservation solutions that allow for economic development. This entails everything from developing conservation strategies for working lands to integrated compensatory mitigation projects.

Steve holds an M.A. in Ecological Physiology from the University of California, Riverside. Steve’s interests include fishing, bird hunting, baseball and flying.

Contact: shobbs@conservationfund.org  952-456-8975

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