Director of Land Protection - Ohio Chapter
Terry Seidel is the Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where he is responsible for acquiring lands of high conservation value. Primary duties include identifying biologically significant lands, contacting interested landowners to discuss conservation options, public grant writing, landowner negotiations, and the acquisition of property for the Conservancy’s portfolio of conservation lands. In addition, Terry works with partner agencies to assist them with conservation acquisitions. He also oversees the development of the Conservancy’s public trail systems on preserves throughout the state.
Terry believes that we need to strategically protect Ohio’s most significant, relatively intact landscapes in order to insure the health of both people and nature. Ohio ranks 47th per capita in terms of public land protected; by increasing the amount of natural lands we set aside, Ohioans will benefit on many levels, including human health, the economy and quality of life.
Terry has worked for the Conservancy for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he was a park naturalist for the South Carolina state parks system.
His area of expertise includes conservation real estate with a strong interest in field botany.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University.