Gulf of Mexico coastal wetlands along Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Coastal wetlands in Mobile Bay Gulf of Mexico coastal wetlands along Mobile Bay, Alabama. © Ami Vitale


The Nature Conservancy in Alabama Names Mitchell Reid New Director

The Nature Conservancy in Alabama today named Mitchell Reid as its new director. Reid, known throughout the state for his passion for Alabama’s natural systems, brings over 15 years of conservation experience in the state to the position.

“We are thrilled to bring Mitch on board to lead us during these times,” said John Steiner, Chair of the Alabama Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). “He brings a wealth of experience, connections, creativity, and love for the people and places of Alabama to his new role.”

Reid is currently the Director of External Affairs for the Alabama Chapter. In this position he served on the Leadership Team for the Chapter. He brings over 15 years of conservation experience in Alabama to this position and is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a Captain in the Military Police Corps. Reid holds a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point in European History and Environmental Engineering. 

“I am honored to assume this position,” said Reid. “I have a deep love for Alabama and care deeply about the people of this state and our amazing natural resources. The Nature Conservancy is a determined and professional organization working in Alabama to create a state where people and nature can thrive. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work on such an important mission with this outstanding team at this critical time. We look look forward to continuing to work with so many great partners throughout the state to advance the important work of conservation in Alabama.”

Prior to The Nature Conservancy, Reid worked as a Program Officer for the Alabama River Alliance where he led the effort to develop comprehensive water planning for Alabama. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Alabama State Bar and as Vice Chair for the wetlands and water quality committee of the American Bar Association’s Sector on Energy and Environmental Resources and has taught Water Law as an Adjunct Professor at the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham.

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