The Nature Conservancy in Florida Names Temperince Morgan as Executive Director

The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce Temperince Morgan as the new executive director in Florida.

August 13, 2014

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce Temperince Morgan as the new executive director in Florida. A Florida native, Morgan is a scientist by training and has spent the last 17 years working on conservation and water issues in Florida, most recently as the division director for Everglades policy for the South Florida Water Management District.

Morgan will oversee all aspects of the Conservancy’s work in Florida, including protecting critical linkages and springsheds, increasing the resilience of our coastline and securing water for people and nature.

“I have had the pleasure of living in various parts of the state and have spent my career working on Florida's conservation, protection and restoration issues,” Morgan said. “I have a genuine understanding of the effects of a healthy environment on the people and economy of Florida. I hope to bring my personal passion and pragmatic approach to improving the health of Florida’s lands and waters. I am truly honored to join the dedicated and talented staff and supporters of The Nature Conservancy in Florida.”

As a fourth generation Floridian from a ranching family, Morgan has a deep connection to the state’s natural and cultural heritage. In addition, her experience coordinating, developing and implementing comprehensive policy and projects to restore and protect South Florida ecosystems, including working on the Everglades Forever Act and the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program, are a valuable asset for understanding the environmental challenges and opportunities in the state.

“Temperince’s science background, leadership skills, environmental knowledge and understanding of Florida's conservation issues, combined with her overall business acumen, will be a good fit to move conservation forward in Florida," said Shelly Lakly, Ph.D., director of the eastern U.S. division and former executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Florida.

Before joining the South Florida Water Management District in 2006, Morgan worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection where she oversaw permit processing, compliance and other regulatory coordination with the District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Nature Conservancy, a leading global conservation organization, has worked in Florida for more than 50 years and has helped protect more than 1.2 million acres of important lands across the state.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the web at To learn about the Conservancy’s global initiatives, visit To keep up with current Conservancy news, follow @nature_press on Twitter.

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