Rob Manes, Kansas director of The Nature Conservancy, looks to the camera.
Rob Manes Rob Manes, Kansas director of The Nature Conservancy, looks to the camera. © Nick Krug

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Rob Manes

Director | Kansas

Topeka, KS

  • Area of Expertise

    Sustainable Grazing

Biography

Rob has been with the Conservancy for 12 years, the last 6 in his current role as state director. He is responsible for all aspects of the Conservancy’s work in Kansas, including conservation, administration, and fundraising. He also serves as co-lead for the Central Great Plains Grasslands Initiative. He has spent more than 35 years in the conservation field, including 20 with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. He represents the Conservancy on several national and federal boards such as the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council. Rob holds a master’s degree in environmental science from Friends University.

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