About Us
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Ecological Management Staff

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Scott Coleman

Ecological Manager

Scott is originally from Fort Gaines, Georgia and is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School for Forestry and Natural Resources, with a degree in Wildlife. Scott began working at LSSI as a naturalist in early 2006 and his position evolved to ecological manager in late 2007.

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Bard Wiesen

Land Steward

Formerly from Derby, Vermont, Bard was raised exploring the Appalachian Mountains in Northern New England with his parents. He quickly developed a love for the wilderness and he enjoys discovering natural treasures, whether it is a deer rub or rare plants like Rattlesnake Orchid and Jack-in-the-pulpit. 

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Aurora Fowler

Ecological Coordinator

Aurora grew up on an Audubon center in Nebraska where her love for birds and all things nature turned into a lifelong passion. In her role as Ecological Coordinator, Aurora works to facilitate and assist with research projects, execute wildlife and land stewardship, and work with regional leaders and partners to promote conservation along the Georgia coast.

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Sammy Stokes

Sea Turtle Technician

Haley Waggoner

Bird Technician

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with the Center for Coastal Conservation? Please find and complete the volunteer application here.

Ecological Advisory Council

Christi Lambert

Christi Lambert is the Marine and Freshwater Conservation Director for The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. Working with the Conservancy since 1991, Lambert has led a wide range of programs and projects throughout Georgia and has built strong partner relationships that have resulted in significant conservation successes.

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Brad Winn

Before joining the staff of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Massachusetts in February, 2011, Brad Winn worked for the state of Georgia for 17 years as a Biologist and Program Manager for the coastal office of the Nongame Conservation Section of the Department of natural Resources.

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Dorset Hurley

Dorset has lived and worked in the marshes and waters of coastal Georgia for over 30 years. For the past 14 years he has served as both a senior marine biologist for the GA DNR, and Research Coordinator for the SINERR.

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Jacob Thompson

Jacob Thompson has worked as a coastal ecologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Nongame Conservation Section for the past seven years. During this time, Jacob has helped lead a coastal habitat mapping and assessment project resulting in detailed landcover maps and a greater knowledge of the natural communities of the Georgia coast. 

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To collaborate with us or inquire further about our work, please email the ecological manager, Scott Coleman, at scottc@littlessi.com