KC Nayfield, a local veterinarian, was elected as president of Conservation Florida's board of directors, having served with the organization since 2018, including the past year as vice president.

He said his reason for service stems from his commitment to carrying out Conservation Florida’s mission to protect Florida’s natural and agricultural landscapes for future generations. He has even protected his own property, Nayfield Acres, with a conservation easement held by the organization.

Nayfield spent his veterinary career as a surgeon to pets in Crystal River, where he developed an appreciation for his state’s native species, delicate environment, and striking beauty. He and his wife, Marybeth, brought their two children up to cherish the great outdoors as lifelong sailors, explorers and wildlife fans.

Through all of this Nayfield has become a passionate advocate for the conservation of environmentally sensitive lands, especially those in Citrus County. As the head of Conservation Florida’s board of directors, he will continue to support the organization’s statewide efforts and lead the growing team to new heights.

“Protecting Florida’s natural and agricultural landscapes has never been more important than it is today as we face a growing population, an extraordinary rate of habitat loss and fragmentation, and reduced funding for land conservation,” Nayfield said. “It’s an honor to serve on the board of an organization that is dedicated to saving Florida’s ecosystems.”

For information about Conservation Florida, email info@conserveflorida.org.