June 29, 2022

North Florida Land Trust has expanded its land stewardship department with the addition of Caleb Garner as its new land management specialist. Garner is taking over the position previously held by Mark Manning who was promoted to land manager.

Garner will work closely with the entire land stewardship team as well as independently to take care of the thousands of acres in the nonprofit’s portfolio. Garner will be responsible for monitoring both fee properties and conservation easements. His duties include timber management, exotic species control, vegetation maintenance, property infrastructure maintenance and the monitoring of land management and habitat restoration projects. He will also participate in the nonprofit’s prescribed fire programs and will be in charge of all volunteer activities on NFLT’s preservation properties.

Garner earned his degree in environmental science and policy from the University of South Florida. He was a member of the Americorps Florida Conservation Corps program where he learned various land management skills including prescribed fire and invasive plant management. He then served as part of a district burn team with Florida State Parks where he helped to manage various ecosystems in the state.

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing quality of life by protecting North Florida’s irreplaceable natural environment. Founded in 1999, NFLT has preserved tens of thousands of acres of land through the donation or purchase of land as well as conservation easements.  NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with willing landowners and public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations.