Ray Herndon Jr.

Vice President, Lower Mississippi and Gulf Coast Region, Conservation Acquisition


Ray HerndonRay has a proven track record of conservation acquisition results for over 20 years. He has delivered all aspects of conservation projects including partnership identification, outreach and support; identifying and securing project funding; and completion of land and water conservation transactions. Having the lead responsibility for conservation acquisition work within the Lower Mississippi and Gulf Coast geography, Ray maintains relationships with key partners and guides the organization’s delivery of regional conservation priorities. Previously, he worked with the Land Trust Alliance, and spent several years in the commercial banking sector.

Through his career, Ray has also served on the North American Wetlands Conservation Council Staff, as Chair of the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, the Management Board of the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture, the Weeks Bay Foundation and the Coastal Land Trust.

Contact: rherndon@conservationfund.org   Phone: 985-674-3332   Office: Louisiana

Projects

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Funding Supports Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Funding Supports Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Preserving and restoring the Gulf Coast’s vulnerable ecosystem has been a top priority for us in Alabama and nearby...
Live Oak Farm

Live Oak Farm

Rice is a staple of any Cajun kitchen, and it’s just as important to Louisiana’s economy as well. As...
Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Carbon and Climate Upper Ouachita

Project: Reforestation This project has been verified at Gold Level under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard, audited by...
Gulf Coast Conservation Vision Plan

Gulf Coast Conservation Vision Plan

The Gulf of Mexico, with its five bordering states—Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas—is a place of rich human...
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Located about 40 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Weeks Bay NERR encompasses more than 6,500 acres—of which nearly 5,000...
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana’s Ouachita River starts just 20 miles north of Monroe and stretches more than 42,500 acres north over the...
Ouachita National Forest

Ouachita National Forest

The Ouachita National Forest covers 1.8 million acres across Oklahoma and Arkansas. This beautiful forest has mountains, lakes, rivers and trails open...
Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area

Louisiana’s coastal wetlands are an amazing resource. They provide a buffer from devastating coastal storms, absorbing heavy rains that...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

Green Infrastructure Plan for Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

More than two million people live in Louisiana’s coastal areas, which generate nearly $120 billion in business every year...
Joyce Wildlife Management Area

Joyce Wildlife Management Area

For more than two decades, the Fund has been working to protect and restore Louisiana’s coastal wetland and associated upland habitats, like...
Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

In 1902, legendary African-American guide Holt Collier led President Theodore Roosevelt and his entourage through the canebrakes and virgin...
Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest

At the confluence of the Ohio and Tradewater Rivers in Union County along Kentucky’s border with Illinois, is the...