Director of Environmental policy

Nicole Johnson is responsible for directing and managing the organization’s Environmental Policy Department, including growth management planning and natural resources policy. Nicole represents the Conservancy at the local, regional, state and national levels and to elected officials on environmental policy issues to promote and create community awareness, understanding and action relating to the Conservancy's public policy positions.

For over 20 years, Nicole has been an active advocate for local land use policies that protect natural resources, while ensuring these regulations are appropriately applied as new developments are proposed. She has served on numerous boards, including the Estuary Conservation Association, Keep Collier Beautiful, Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge and the League of Women Voters of Collier County, where she also chaired their Natural Resources Committee. She currently serves as Conservation Chair for the Big Cypress Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI in Physical Geography and Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Environmental Studies, with a specialized focus on land use planning, from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Collier and a 2008 graduate of the Leadership Institute.


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