Lisa Lord has spent her thirteen year career working in land management, conservation, and land protection with non-profits, governmental agencies, and private landowners. She began her career in entomology and native butterfly ecology at Callaway Gardens, GA and Cypress Gardens, SC. Lisa was then offered a unique opportunity as the grounds manager and naturalist at Yeamans Hall, SC and gained a variety of practical experience in management as well as working with private landowners. She was deeply involved in ecological inventories, drafting land managing plans, preserve planning, and educational outreach, and managed an extensive conservation easement program and several preserves focused on longleaf pine restoration over her five years with The Nature Conservancy. Mrs. Lord has managed many types of projects of varying scope including public and private preserves, private rural lands, and mitigation projects. She has developed an expertise in conservation, land protection, open space and habitat management, butterfly and bird habitat, backyard wildlife gardening, native plants, and exotic invasive species identification and removal. After her tenure at The Nature Conservancy, Mrs. Lord joined the Open Land Trust as their Conservation Director until starting her own natural resources consulting company in the fall of 2014.
Mrs. Lord has a passion for the native landscape of South Carolina and working with private landowners. She remains active in several local, state, and national organizations. Lisa is the Vice-President of the SC Native Plant Society, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, and involved in a number of private land management advisory teams. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Science and a M.Ed. in Biology Education from Auburn University.