About our Conservancy

Who we are

Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) was founded by Captain Rob Crane and the founding board of directors in 1993.  It is located in Cedar Key, Florida and is an IRS 501C3 designated land trust.

As a land trust, FNCC’s business is to own land in trust for preservation, conservation and/or public recreation.  The FNCC also encourages and assists local governments and other land trust in the acquisition and preservation of environmentally endangered lands suitable for recreation, preservation or conservation.  In addition, the FNCC now owns land and water and easements in perpetuity for the purpose of preservation and limited public recreation.

A board of directors oversees the work of the FNCC.  Board members are elected by the existing board.  All members of the board are volunteers.

Our current board members are:


  • Rick Anthony               President
  • Sam Gibbs,                    Co-Vice President
  • Jim Wortham,              Co-Vice President
  • Mandy Offerle             Secretary
  • John McPherson        Treasurer

Board Members

  • Katherine Dunlop
  • Scott Dombrowski
  • Mendy Allen


  • Allen Pither
  • David Roquemore
  • Earl Starnes


  • Leslie Sturmer