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 trusts in the acquisition and preservation of environmentally endangered lands suitable for recreation, preservation or conservation.  The FNCC owns land, water, and conservation easements in perpetuity for the purpose of preservation and limited public recreation.

A board of directors oversees the work of the FNCC.  All members of the board are volunteers. Our current board members are:


  • Sam Gibbs                   President
  • Jim Wortham             Vice President
  • Mandy Offerle           Treasurer
  • Rick Anthony             Secretary

Board Members

  • Scott Dombrowski
  • Jack Payne


  • David Roquemore
  • Earl Starnes
  • Catherine Dunlop


  • Leslie Sturmer
  • John McPherson