Matt Haynes, Conservation and Stewardship Manager
As Conservation and Stewardship Manager, Matt plays a pivotal role in managing existing conservation easements and contributing to the development of new Land Trust projects across Wyoming. His expertise in project management and organizational leadership ensures that landowners and various stakeholders can achieve their long-term goals. Matt’s passion and commitment to conserving Wyoming’s working landscapes, wildlife habitats, and open spaces not only supports the acceleration of protecting our agricultural lands but also solidifies the Land Trust’s mission.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology from Colorado State University. Prior to joining the Land Trust, Matt worked in environmental consulting, focusing on ecological reclamation monitoring for the oil and gas industry in Sublette County. Additionally, Matt is a combat veteran, having served in the United States Navy as a structural technician on F-18 Super Hornets. He also brings several years of experience in the aerospace industry, specializing in research and development at SpaceX and Virgin Orbit.
Born in Streator, Illinois, a small rural town deeply rooted in agriculture and farming traditions, Matt grew up surrounded by vast stretches of corn and soybean fields anchored in rich soils. This upbringing instilled in him a deep appreciation for the importance of food production in our country.
During his free time, you can find Matt enjoying the outdoors, whether he’s hunting, fishing, gardening, or travelling with his wife Emma, to visit family and friends.