Keith Rowell

Keith Rowell, Manager of North Florida Conservation Initiatives for FCG, is a seventh generation Floridian with over 40 years of professional experience in land conservation, real estate and land surveying.

Keith was raised in agriculture and manages his family’s agricultural properties in North Florida, where his family has lived since the 1830s.

Before joining FCG, Keith worked for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service. He directed the Land Planning and Administration team in the Director’s office where he was responsible for the department’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP). In that role, he brought in private, state and federal partners to provide matching funding that increased the RFLPP protected properties by more than 22,000 acres. Keith also oversaw the Forest Legacy Program, the Florida Forever Program project selection, evaluation and ranking, and the Florida Forest Service’s acquisition and land management planning. Keith served on the Florida Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) as the Director’s representative.

Keith also worked with the Suwannee River Water Management District where he managed the district’s land acquisition program acquiring several thousand acres of critical water resource and springs protection properties.

His career in real estate advising, site selection and design, and land surveying has resulted in the growth of sustainable agricultural and forestry operations throughout Florida. Keith has a passion for agricultural conservation and sustainability.