Conservation Behind the Scenes

October 28, 2021

Meet TLA’s Lynnsey Basala I am the Vice President for Development, providing executive leadership, strategic direction, and management of all fundraising efforts, including foundation partnerships, individual and corporate donor campaigns/events, records management, and fiscal accountability. I pivoted from nonprofit national health organizational  development work to the conservation field when I relocated to the Lowcountry in…

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Transitioning like a Rocket-Stage Longleaf

September 16, 2021

Meet TLA’s Abe Huang I’m a seasonal wetland restoration technician. We work within the diverse hub of agencies that makes up the REPI partnership, where concerted efforts are brought together to improve the bottomlands of the Gulf Coastal Plain. I knew I wanted to work outdoors. I got started in natural resource conservation after changing…

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Finding a Passion for Amphibians and Reptiles

July 30, 2021

Meet Jessica Sandoval Jessica has been on staff with The Longleaf Alliance since 2018, but begins a new journey in a few short weeks as she pursues a M.S. in Biology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a focus on aquatic ecology. We are happy to celebrate Jessica’s numerous contributions by sharing her story for…

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Conserving the Natural World for the Next Generation

July 2, 2021

Meet Ronald Henderson This week The Longleaf Alliance is sending off Ronald Henderson III as he transitions to his new adventure with The Nature Conservancy. Thank you, Ronald, for your hard work with TLA this past year. Best of luck! I’m a seasonal wetland restoration technician. I go in the wetlands, clear out unnecessary brush…

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