sam warnock aquatic resources manager non profit

Sam Warnock | Aquatic Resources Manager

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samuel warnockSam is dedicated to managing and protecting our aquatic resources, bringing over seven years of expertise in environmental consulting and project management.

Sam's professional journey includes a four-year term as a Project Manager at TRC Environmental in North Carolina. There, he expertly handled environmental permitting, project management, environmental chemistry, and compiling emission inventories, all while ensuring compliance with US EPA regulations.

Before his tenure at TRC, Sam worked in the field with SWCA Environmental Consultants in Utah, assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments and managing data for biological and archaeological surveys. As an Environmental Scientist at AECOM in Morrisville, NC, he collected environmental data, performed chemical analyses, and provided expertise on pollution control technologies.

Sam's academic path took him from North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management, to the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained a Master of Science in Ecological Economics. Along the way, he gained expertise in natural capital and ecosystem services valuation, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), stakeholder engagement, and sustainable development.

His diverse experiences include serving in the United States Marine Corps, inspiring young minds as a marine science instructor in the Florida Keys, and assisting with population research on marine mammals and sharks around the coasts of southern Africa.

Sam’s dedication to environmental sustainability, combined with his pragmatic approach to project management and stakeholder relations, makes him an invaluable asset to our team and the broader conservation community. Born and raised in the sandhills of North Carolina, he has witnessed firsthand the shifts from natural landscapes to urban developments. His ultimate aim is to protect and enhance the unique ecosystems of the Southeast, ensuring that nature’s benefits continue to sustain and be enjoyed by communities for generations to come.

understanding ecosystem services with land conservation

Sam Warnock, June 2024

What are Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem services (ES) is a buzzword that often appears when discussing ways to protect the environment. Although the term has been around since the 1980s, there’s a lot of confusion behind what it conveys. We’ll discuss ES’s meaning and h...

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conservation ROI developers

Michael Scisco, April 2024

Conservation Offers a Strong ROI for Developers

Conservation efforts have historically been viewed through a narrow lens, primarily focused on environmental stewardship. This perspective, while critical for the protection of our planet's natural habitats and biodiversity, only scratches ...

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securing food supply by preserving local farmland

Sam Warnock, April 2024

Securing the Food Supply by Preserving Local Farmland

Many global challenges include climate change, population growth, and economic instability. However, the preservation of local farmland emerges as a linchpin in the quest for sustainability and resilience.

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open spaces can impact property values

Michael Scisco, April 2024

How Open Spaces Impact Property Values

Open spaces, such as parks, green belts, and protected natural areas, significantly influence the value of residential and commercial properties. Numerous studies and reports have highlighted the positive correlation between proximity to op...

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