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Nathan Shampine
Nate is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager responsible for implementing land conservation practices and developing healthy and functional ecosystems. He is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and he is also a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner through the Society for Ecological Restoration.

Matthew Sarver
Matthew is the owner/principal of Sarver Ecological, LLC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, cum laude, from Cornell University with a concentration in Neurobiology and Animal Behavior. He has more than 15 years of field experience in ecology, wildlife biology, botany, entomology, herpetology, and land management.

He has worked for state natural heritage programs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, searched for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker for Cornell and The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas, and traveled the world, from Borneo to Colombia, studying and documenting biodiversity.

Matt is an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Certified Senior Ecologist, and a member of ESA’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter and Applied Ecology Section. He is also the Delaware representative on the boards of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council and the Society for Ecological Restoration Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and an Elected Fellow of the Delmarva Ornithological Society.