Lauren Day

Florida Representative, Conservation Acquisition


Lauren-Day-205x250Lauren designs and coordinates land conservation projects, negotiates real estate acquisitions and writes grant proposals to secure project funding in Florida for The Conservation Fund. In 2010, she was awarded a Regional Director’s Conservation Award by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for her work conserving some of the last remaining habitat for a federally endangered plant.

Lauren joined The Conservation Fund in 2008 as the Florida Field Representative, opening the Fund’s Gainesville office, and has worked in land conservation for more than 12 years. From 2003 to 2008, she served as the executive director of Alachua Conservation Trust, a nationally accredited, non-profit land trust. At ACT, Lauren oversaw all land conservation, fundraising, outreach and administrative activities for the organization.

She also has served as a commercial property manager (2001-2002) and as the Director of Greening UF (1999-2000), an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of the University of Florida which later became the university’s Office of Sustainability.

Lauren earned her M.A. in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from the University of Florida in 2001 and a B.A. in Environmental Studies, with honors, from Eckerd College in 1998.

Contact: lday@conservationfund.org   Office: Gainesville, Florida

Projects

Safeguarding Forestland Along the Suwannee River

Safeguarding Forestland Along the Suwannee River

In north Florida and across much of the southeast, vast working forests are being cleared and converted to more...
Coastal Headwaters Forest - Longleaf Conservation and Restoration

Coastal Headwaters Forest - Longleaf Conservation and Restoration

Longleaf pine forests once covered 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas.  Today, this habitat has been reduced to ±4.5...