Conserving Land and Water for People and Wildlife

We promote stewardship of land, through action and education.

Fundraiser Committee

The Fundraising Committee networks, promotes PLC mission through public outreach and implements planned fundraising and information events. Members work with musicians, vendors, local business sponsors, or other contacts within the community.

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Project Committee

The Project Committee identifies new opportunities around the community for conservation efforts, assists in development and implementation of management plans for PLC properties. Committee also identifies sources of grant funding and performs grant writing. Work includes generating necessary documentation, maps and reference materials for submission to funding...

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Kathleen (Kathy) Cantwell

Kathleen (Kathy) Cantwell, MD, was a founder and Project Committee Chair of the Putnam Land Conservancy until her recent passing in July 2010. Kathy retired from private medical practice in Gainesville in1996. She chaired a host of executive committees for state and local environmental action organizations, including the Florida chapter of the Sierra Club. Kathy was a...

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Mel Sunquist, PhD

Mel Sunquist, PhD, recently retired professor from the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, and program director of the Katherine Ordway Preserve in Melrose, Florida.

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Fiona Sunquist

Fiona Sunquist writes about science and biology and is the author of more than 100 major articles and five books, including Tiger Moon: Tracking the Great Cats in Nepal (2002) and Florida, an Ecotravellers’ Wildlife Guide (2002).

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Charlie Pedersen

Charlie Pedersen is the Waccasassa Forestry Center biologist for the Florida Division of Forestry, working out of the Gainesville office. He is involved in the Paynes Prairie Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. He has degrees from the University of Florida and Iowa State University.

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Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson continues to serve the citizens of Alachua County as an active Alachua County commissioner, and the former project manager at Alachua Conservation Trust.

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Steve Holland, PhD

Steve Holland, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management at the University of Florida.

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