environmental policy manager

Phone: 239.430.2239 | email:

As an Environmental Policy Manager for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Amber Crooks specializes in wildlife policy. An advocate with the Conservancy since 2007, Amber has also worked on oil & gas policy, environmental lands acquisition, water resource policy, and review of proposed development, transportation, mining, and oil drilling-related projects in the Conservancy’s five-county area.

Amber has a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Planning from Florida Gulf Coast University (2011), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Stetson University (2003).

Amber represents the Conservancy as a member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Panther Recovery Implementation Team Transportation Subteam, a task force working to minimize wildlife being hit on the roadways, as well as other similar agency committees focusing on protection of black bears, burrowing owls, and manatees. She also served for ten years as a Board member and Officer to the non-profit organization Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge, which supports the 26,000-acre preserve established to protect its namesake species.


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