Partners & Staff

FRESP Ranchers
FRESP Ranchers.

While the support of key agencies and organizations is critical, it is the dedicated and innovative staff of those organizations who made FRESP successful.

Project Directors

Sarah Lynch, World Wildlife Fund
Len Shabman, Resources For the Future

Ranching Community

Wes Williamson, Williamson Cattle Company
Jim Alderman, Alderman-Deloney Ranch
Gene Lollis, Buck Island Ranch
Joe Collins, Lykes Bros. Inc
Cary Lightsey, XL Ranch
John Payne, C. M. Payne and Son
Jimmy Wohl, Rafter-T-Ranch
Chuck Syfrett, Syfrett Ranch
Jim Handley, Florida Cattleman’s Association

FRESP meeting
FRESP meeting.

State and Federal Agencies

Benita Whalen, South Florida Water Management District
Rich Budell, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Frank Nearhoff, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Greg Hendricks and Rosalind Moore, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Mark Clark, Sanjay Shukla, and Alphonce Guzha, University of Florida-IFAS
Hilary Swain, Archbold Biological Station
Betsey Boughton, MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center
Patrick Bohlen, University of Central Florida

FRESP Field Staff

Steven Hollingsed
Ryan Mesmer
Earl Keel
Nitin Singh

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