Romey Swanson is the Conservation Project Manager at Hill Country Conservancy (www.hillcountryconservancy.org) where he engages in conversations with private landowners, public officials, and organizational leaders to promote land conservation. Guided by a well thought out conservation plan and stewardship led initiative, HCC plans to preserve over 10% of our Hill Country for benefit of all Texans. Romey pulls from nearly 8 years as a Senior Wildlife Biologist with Plateau Land and Wildlife Management to relate to the challenges Hill Country landowners and stakeholders face. With Plateau, Romey’s primary responsibilities included private lands technical guidance biologist, Texas property tax consultant, and ecologist with expertise in both game and non-game management. Romey graduated from Texas State University- San Marcos with both a B.S. in wildlife biology (2007) and an M.S. in wildlife ecology (2009). He is active with The Wildlife Society (TWS) and has served on several committees. He was confirmed by TWS as an Associate Wildlife Biologist during 2010. Romey is also a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the James G. Teer Conservation Leadership Institute’s Early Professional Training program. He currently serves on the board of directors for Hill Country Land Trust. Romey is a member of the Texas Ornithological Society and Texas Herpetological Society. During his free time, Romey continues to travel and study the natural history of Texas’ plants and animals while contributing to popular and scientific publications. He created Adventures with a Modern Texas Naturalist as a way to preserve and share his field experiences.