Casey Darling Kniffin joins the Florida Wildlife Federation as Conservation Policy Director.
The Florida Wildlife Federation, a leading statewide nonprofit dedicated to land conservation, wildlife protection, and water quality, is pleased to announce the appointment of Casey Darling Kniffin as the organization’s Conservation Policy Director.
In this crucial role, Casey will spearhead the development and implementation of strategic conservation policies, furthering the Federation’s commitment to conserving Florida’s natural resources through advocacy, education, and science-based stewardship.
Casey brings a wealth of experience to the position, having previously served as the Advocacy Coordinator for the Florida Oceanographic Society. Casey also volunteers as the co-lead of the River Kidz, a youth advocacy group focused on clean water in the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon, and as a community scientist for the Florida Oceanographic Society. Her expertise in environmental policy, advocacy, and science aligns seamlessly with the Federation’s mission and priorities.
President and CEO of the Florida Wildlife Federation, Sarah Gledhill, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment, “Casey is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of the intricate balance required to conserve our state’s unique ecosystems. We are confident that her strategic insights and passion for environmental stewardship will significantly contribute to our ongoing efforts in land conservation, wildlife protection, and ensuring the health of our waterways.”
Since 1936, the Florida Wildlife Federation has been recognized for impactful initiatives protecting the state’s land, water, and wildlife. Casey’s addition to the team reinforces the organization’s dedication to advancing policies that safeguard Florida’s biodiversity and natural beauty.
“Florida’s true allure lies in its wild lands and vibrant waters,” she says. “From the hardwood hammocks to the mangrove forests and seagrass meadows to coral reefs, these are the treasures that are vital to preserve and protect for our shared future and the soul of our state.”
The Florida Wildlife Federation invites its supporters, partners, and colleagues across the state to join in welcoming Casey to her new role. With her leadership, the Federation is poised to make even greater strides in its mission to protect Florida’s precious ecosystems for generations to come.