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Scott Simon

State Director, Arkansas


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Scott Simon State director of Arkansas. © Courtesy Scott Simon


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Scott Simon's title is Director of The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas. Scott received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Illinois. He joined The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas as a land steward in 1996 and has been its director since 2003. In addition to supporting the Conservancy staff and partners in Arkansas, Scott has helped develop conservation projects in Central America and Africa and is responsible for supporting the Conservancy’s North American fire restoration program. He previously worked as a wetland ecologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey and was an instructor at the University of Illinois. He testifies on conservation issues for congressional and state legislative committees and has authored or co-authored 20 articles and book chapters. He is a member of Little Rock’s downtown Rotary Club 99, the Buffalo River Foundation’s Advisory Board and was inducted in the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in 2016. Scott lives in Little Rock with his wife, Angela, and children Charlie and Annie.

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