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Lipford, Michael

Michael Lipford

Michael Lipford is Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Virginia, a position he has held since 1991. Michael graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in biology and immediately began work as a field biologist, surveying streams throughout the southeast. Michael also received an MS in biology from James Madison University, where his studies focused on river and forest ecology. Before joining TNC, he was Instructor of Biology at Dabney Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, VA, where he also taught forestry and wildlife management. Michael directed and served as the ecologist for the Virginia Division of Natural Heritage, started by TNC and transferred to the VA Department of Conservation. In 2003, he received TNC’s highest staff honor, the One Conservancy Award. In 2010, he received the Virginia Environmental Leadership Award, voted on by his peers.

Michael is a native of Portsmouth, VA. He is active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, drawing, beekeeping and gardening. He and his wife Elizabeth have restored a historic home in Richmond where they live with their three daughters.