Experienced conservation science writer & blogger

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Name: Karen Gregg Elliott

Type of Writer: Other Freelance Writers

Location: United States

Rate Type: per project

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My Website / Portfolio: http://kgreggconsulting.com/

Profile Summary

I am a trained policy analyst with an ecology background and more than 20 years experience in natural resource conservation. My experience has given me a deep background in issues related to natural resource management, wildlife and habitat monitoring and conservation, and ecosystem services. I possess a well-rounded set of skills in research, program development, interviewing and outreach to landowners and conservation audiences, and writing. My results-oriented perspective has been shaped by five years of field experience as a land manager for The Nature Conservancy.

I have diverse experience as a successful writer. I write for nonprofits, trade associations, corporations, and agencies on the web and in print media, focusing on research and communications that require a synthesis of science and policy or economics. My specialty is putting wonky science policy information into plain language. Finished products - as author and co-author - include white papers, strategic conservation plans, land management plans, government case studies and reports, grant proposals, and educational materials. I also freelance for magazines.

Experience / Education / Qualifications

More than 20 years experience working as a policy analyst and natural resource manager, which included development of outreach strategies, white papers, conservation plans, scientific and popular articles.

Selected List:

Elliott, K. Gregg. 2011. The Brave New World of Ecosystem Service Markets. The Consultant, magazine of the Association of Consulting Foresters.

Elliott, K. Gregg. 2010. Special Report: Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of State Wildlife Grants in Tennessee. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency/The Nature Conservancy. http://www.state.tn.us/twra/cwcs/swg10years.pdf

Conduct interviews and ghost write the Private Landowner Network blog, “Keep Working Lands Working." June 2010 - present

Recreational Trails Program Grant pre-application and categorical exclusions for $80,000 toward the Shelby Farms Park Wolf River Pedestrian Bridge - Memphis, TN 2009

Online feature writer for Suite 101 Environment, 2009-present http://www.suite101.com/pages/article_list.cfm

Elliott, Gregg. June 2007. Southern Comfort: Down on the Farm. BARk, the modern dog culture magazine. http://www.thebark.com/content/down-farm

Elliott, K. Gregg. “What Can’t Be Spoken.” Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007. Ed. Lucy McCauley. Palo Alto: Travelers’ Tales, 2007. Republished in To Tell the Truth: Practice and Craft in Narrative Nonfiction. Connie Griffin. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.

Friends of Shelby Farms Park strategic plan for transformation to public-private park management model (Shelby Farms Park Conservancy) - Memphis, TN 2004

Elliott, Gregg et al. 2003. Developing and Implementing an Adaptive Conservation Strategy: a guide for improving adaptive management and sharing the learning among conservation practitioners. http://www.prbo.org/cms/docs/consplans/ACSGUIDEweb.pdf

Elliott, Gregg. Oct-Dec. 2002. A Bird’s Eye View of San Francisco Bay, four stories from the Pacific Flyway. Bay Nature.

RHJV (Riparian Habitat Joint Venture). 2004. Version 2.0. The Riparian Bird Conservation Plan: a strategy for reversing the decline of riparian associated birds in California. CPIF. PRBO Conservation Science/US Forest Service, California.

Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center and trails interpretive prospectus and educational outreach strategy - Central Valley, California

M.A., Science, Technology & Public Policy (emphasis in conservation and international development), 1986, GPA 3.75

B.S., Zoology with emphasis in ecology, 1982, GPA 3.77

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