About the Presenter
Eugene Kelly is a Conservation Biologist with a long history of working to conserve natural Florida. He worked as the Environmental Lands Planner for the Southwest Florida Water Management District where he helped identify lands to be protected through the Save Our Rivers, Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever land acquisition programs, and also played the lead role in writing land management and public use plans for the acquired properties. After 16 years at SWFWMD, Gene spent 5 years serving as the Conservation Planner for the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy before working for several years as a Wildlife Biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is currently semi-retired, but remains actively involved with the Florida Native Plant Society, where he serves on the Board of Directors as Chair of the Policy and Legislation Committee.