Ronald W. Lambert is with The Nature Conservancy and works as a Clinch Valley Program Land Protection Specialist and leads the environmental conservation activities for the Clinch-Powell Resource Conservation and Development Council. Lambert has 23 years’ experience designing and overseeing the installation of agricultural best management practices for water quality improvement and aquatic organism protection. He’s completed more than 400 projects with participating landowners. He participated in advanced education classes held by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in both Tennessee and Virginia which include: cultural resource protection, permit application processes (TDEC, NEPA, TVA, USACE, Historical and Cultural Resource Reviews) and agriculture Best Management Practices (BMP) design and construction.
Highly skilled in grant writing and administration he secured more than $6.5 million in grants and successfully implemented them in Virginia and Tennessee. Additionally, he partnered with supporting agencies in the two states to oversee and/or document another $10 million in agriculture BMPs in areas critical for the protection of the aquatic biodiversity in the Clinch and Powell Rivers.
He holds a Bachelor of Science, and specializes in Botany, Limnology, IBI sampling and water quality monitoring.