Justin Merrifield

Director of Conservation

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Justin Merrifield holds an M.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology from Nicholls State University and a B.S. in Animal and Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech. As the Conservation Director at Athens Land Trust, Justin increases conservation opportunities to protect and improve Georgia’s working and natural landscapes and works to connect Georgians more closely to the landscapes around them. Prior to joining Athens Land Trust, Justin spent 7 years with the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, working to focus development and implementation efforts for comprehensive protection of Louisiana's working coast. He has also previously worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Southwest Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center in New Mexico.

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