Southwest Florida Water Management District-
Cyndi Gates is a Sr. Land Management Specialist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and has been a public lands manager for 25 years. She holds MS degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida. Primary interests, in addition to fire ecology, include restoration of natural systems and the burrowing denizens of sandhill and scrub communities.
Anne Blanchard is a land management specialist with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and where she manages Green Swamp West. She holds a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and an MS in Forest Resources and Conservation both from the University of Florida. Before starting work at the District she worked as a wildlife biologist for the FWC at Chassahowitzka WMA.