Cliff Chapman is the Conservation Director for the Central Indiana Land Trust and has worked in the field of land conservation since 1997. Since graduating with a BA in Geography from Indiana University, Cliff has worked as an ecologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves in southeast Indiana and The Nature Conservancy in Olympia, Washington. In both areas he planned, protected, restored, and managed natural areas. Since working for the Central Indiana Land Trust, Cliff oversaw the creation of the Greening the Crossroads plan as well as create a strategic conservation plan for central Indiana. Cliff has led training sessions on conservation planning to state and national audiences for the Land Trust Alliance, founded the Oak Heritage Conservancy, a land trust serving southeast Indiana and is currently is on the Board of Directors of the Natural Areas Association, Amos Butler Audubon, and is President of the Indiana Land Protection Alliance.