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Conservation Cartographer

Watercolor map of Florida's surface water basins created by Angeline Meeks.

Last month, Archbold welcomed Angeline Meeks to fill a newly created Conservation Cartographer position. Thanks to the support of a generous donor, we created this position to enhance our GIS and Data Management program using maps to tell conservation stories and to support our many conservation partners. Last Summer, Archbold began working on our new strategic plan using StratOp, a facilitated process that guides and aligns our team and resources around what matters, moving Archbold towards a strategic vision with an action plan to accelerate impact. Our planning has prioritized the need to apply our scientific research into more conservation action. Combined with re-establishing our predator-prey research program and hiring a communications coordinator, our new conservation cartographer is informing conservation decisions and actions across the state and helping us engage more directly with the public and our conservation partners. Support from donors helps Archbold achieve our mission to build and share the scientific knowledge needed to protect the life, lands, and waters of the heart of Florida and beyond. Your support directly helps us share what we learn with the public. Angeline’s beautiful and carefully crafted maps help us show areas of conservation importance that are integral to #keepFLwild. We are excited to welcome Angeline to the Archbold family and looking forward to sharing many of her maps in the future.