Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson is Director of Audubon’s Conservation Ranching program, in which he oversees the strategic direction and administration of the program nationally, including working directly with staff and partners in participating states to coordinate local implementation, ranch-to-retail supply chain development, and marketing support. Chris has a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Missouri and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University. He spent 17 years working for The Nature Conservancy in conservation planning, land protection, and stewardship, which included extensive work in grassland restoration, fire management, invasive species control, and biological monitoring. He spent nine years as the Director of the 17,000-acre Nickel Preserve in the Oklahoma Ozarks, in which he completed the first site conservation plan, developed a visitor center, oversaw elk reintroduction, and initiated ambitious efforts in fire management, prairie planting, and savanna renewal. He and his family live on 4 acres in Liberty, Missouri alongside goats, chickens, rabbits, pollinator gardens, fruit trees, honeybees and a 1-acre prairie planting.

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