Sydney Macy

Senior Vice President
Colorado State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Sydney MacySydney has worked in land conservation for nearly 40 years, and she has been active across the western United States.  Sydney’s expertise is in real estate negotiation and fund raising, and she has been directly involved in the protection of many large and significant landscapes, including Colorado’s Greenland Ranch and Santa Cruz Island off the California coast. 

Sydney was an officer of The Nature Conservancy and was TNC’s first, woman State Director.  She has been with the Fund since 1994, serving as the Western Regional Director for much of her tenure.  She is a recipient of the Cranmer Award, given by Colorado Open Lands; and of the Laughlin Award, given by the Garden Club of America. 

Sydney is a fourth-generation Coloradan, and she graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Urban and Environmental Studies.

Contact:  smacy@conservationfund.org  Phone: 303-938-3765

Featured Projects

McElroy Ranch

McElroy Ranch

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Greenland Ranch

Greenland Ranch

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Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

Headwaters of the San Juan & Navajo Rivers

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Snow Mountain Ranch

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch

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