Lauren Day

Florida State Director, Conservation Acquisition


Lauren-Day-205x250Since joining The Conservation Fund in 2008, Lauren has helped to protect more than 50,000 acres, from small neighborhood parks to vast working lands.

Before joining the Fund, she served for 5 years as the Executive Director of Alachua Conservation Trust, a nationally accredited, non-profit land trust, where she oversaw all conservation, communications, development, and administrative activities. She has also served as a commercial property manager and as the Director of Greening UF, an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of the University of Florida that 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, from Eckerd College in 1998. 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 cactus.

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

Projects

Suwannee River Woodlands – Florida

Suwannee River Woodlands – Florida

Approximately 50 miles west of Jacksonville lies a vast wilderness known as Osceola National Forest. Part of a great...
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...
A Comeback for the South

A Comeback for the South's Longleaf Pine in Alabama and Florida

Longleaf pine forests once covered as much as 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. Today, this habitat has...