David Ray is Lowcountry Land Trust’s chief conservation officer. His team protects land and water in South Carolina’s coastal plain using traditional and innovative tools and funding; stewards a wide variety of conservation interests; and works with communities to preserve places of natural resource, recreational, and cultural importance. Previously an attorney in government, large firm and academic settings, he became lands program director for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in 2002. Subsequently, he managed conservation planning and grant-making programs at the Open Space Institute, and has led conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy in the Southern Blue Ridge and Colorado. David holds degrees from Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law. During his career he has completed over three dozen conservation projects on more than 30,000 acres.
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- SEM01. Creating a Resilient Landscape: Tools for Climate-Resilient Land Protection
October 17, 2019
8:00 AM - Noon