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Congratulations to Pam Sunderland – American Conservation Broker in the state of Georgia

Conserv congratulates Pam Sunderland of Atlanta, Georgia as the first American Conservation Broker in the state of Georgia. Pam is interested in scaling Conserv’s national conservation broker platform down to a statewide or bioregional scale. Pam has already begun working in Georgia to create a new certification initiative based on Conserv’s curriculum. In addition, Pam is interested in ecosystem services and market-based conservation—conversations have already begun about pilot ecosystem marketplace opportunities in the Atlanta area. She is particularly interested in the creation of a non-profit structure to bring together land owners, land trusts, government organizations, and NGOs to jointly arrive at the most comprehensive ecosolutions to address growing strains on Georgia’s natural resources. 

Pamela was born and raised on her parent’s 980 acre riverfront agriculture and horse farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The farm was rich in natural resources including thick forests, rich farmland soils, wetlands, streams, and associated wildlife and ecosystems. Migrating flocks of Canadian Geese and White Swans sought refuge in the fields seasonally. Pam enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, artifacting and many other pass times and adventures unique to growing up in wide open spaces. The Nature Conservancy later purchased approximately 300 acres of the farm which is known as the Jackson Lane Preserve and is part of the largest wetlands restoration effort undertaken by The Nature Conservancy in the Maryland/DC region.

Pam is currently working in business development for environmental consultants on Federal real estate projects. Her work involves researching funding, pursuing projects and arranging high performance technical teams to win projects for Superfund site remediation; Brownfield redevelopment, and preacquisition environmental due diligence  for the Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Interior National Park Service.

Pam is enrolled in the University of Georgia Master Naturalist Program and pursuing coursework in Environmental Management. She also is actively involved in Georgia conservation organizations, relationships with conservation agencies, attendance at work shops and working to influence policy on conservation tax credit legislation, carbon sequestration, and bioregional assets.

Pam can be reached at plleiser@bellsouth.net.

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2 Responses to “Congratulations to Pam Sunderland – American Conservation Broker in the state of Georgia”

  1. Mark Ruggiero Says:

    Congratulations Pam! Very impressive, and a very worth wile project and great for our future and the enviroment !

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    [...] Congratulations to Pam Sunderland – the first American …Pamela was born and raised on her parent’s 980 acre riverfront agriculture and horse farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The farm was rich in natural resources including thick forests, rich farmland soils, wetlands, streams, and associated wildlife and ecosystems. … Pam then joined a real estate development and brokerage firm, where she became a licensed real estate agent, and was named the managing vice president of the company’s subsidiary land research and design team. …  read more… [...]

    --February 6, 2010 @ 6:10 am

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