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Chris Lechowicz

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Phone: (239) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: c***@***.org
Local Address:  Fort Myers , Florida , United States
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
900A Tarpon Bay Road
Sanibel , Florida 33957
United States

Company Description: SCCF is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations supporting our mission are fully...   more

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  • degrees , Zoology , Computer Science and Environmental Science
    Florida Gulf Coast University
  • degrees , Zoology , Computer Science and Environmental Science
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.S. degrees , Zoology and Computer Science
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • M.S. , Environmental Science
    Florida Gulf Coast University
  • bachelor degrees , Zoology and Computer Science
    Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Staff members, 17 Sept 2015 [cached]
Chris Lechowicz, Director
Chris Lechowicz Director
Chris grew up on the southwest side of Chicago, IL. He had a strong interest in nature at a very young age, especially with amphibians and reptiles. His passion for all things slimy and scaled led him to the Chicago Herpetological Society where he was mentored by numerous knowledgeable members and visiting scientists. Chris graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Florida Gulf Coast University with degrees in Zoology, Computer Science, and Environmental Science.
He began working at SCCF in 2002 and is the Director of the Wildlife Habitat Management Program and staff herpetologist. As land manager, he oversees SCCF's nearly 2000 acres of conservation land with the help of his field technicians. Prescribed burns, exotic plant removal, native tree planting, and other habitat restoration techniques are used to maintain functioning ecosystems on the islands. Chris is also the IT Manager for the Foundation.
Chris's current Sanibel wildlife projects are the SCCF Pine Island Sound Eastern Indigo Snake Project, the SCCF Diamondback Terrapin Project, and the SCCF Florida Box Turtle Project. Chris is also a coauthor on a new book (2014); "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History". He maintains an educational website on map turtles and is involved with several projects along the Gulf Coast with these riverine turtles. He is a member of the Turtle Survival Alliance, the IUCN/SCC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, a board member of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust, and an active member of the local herp society (Calusa Herpetological Society).
Contact Us, 23 June 2015 [cached]
Chris Lechowicz Treasurer (708) 359-0396
Chris Lechowicz Webmaster (239) 437-4148
February 2012, 1 Feb 2012 [cached]
SPEAKER & TOPIC : This month's speaker is Chris Lechowicz from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. He is the vice-president of the Calusa Herpetological Society, as well as a local herpetologist. The title of his talk is " Laws, permits and legislation trends in the modern herp world ". Chris will be going over the basics of federal, state and local laws concerning the trade, collection and possession of amphibians and reptiles as well as what the future holds for these activities.
Chicago Herpetological Society, 7 Jan 2015 [cached]
Chris Lechowicz Webmaster Phone: (239) 472-3984 (Work) Phone: (239) 437-4148 (Home) Email:
Maintained by Chris Lechowicz and Aaron LaForge
Chicago Herpetological Society, 5 April 2014 [cached]
Chris Lechowicz
Long time CHS member and herpetologist at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Chris Lechowicz, will present a summary of his thesis work on Graptemys in the Choctawhatchee and Pea Rivers in southern Alabama and northern Florida. Chris received a grant from the CHS in 2007 for this project. This unique population of sympatric megacephalic map turtles (G. barbouri and G. ernsti) adds exceptions to several rules pertaining to population ecology of Gulf Coast Graptemys. Chris will also debut his first book "Amphibians and Reptiles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History" and have copies available.
Chris Lechowicz
Chris, herpetologist at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in Southwest Florida and longtime CHS member, will talk about his experiences as researcher and tour co-leader on his month long trip to Madagascar. He conducted research on all 4 native tortoises and will present a powerpoint slide show depicting the research and the many amazing herps that he encountered.
Maintained by Chris Lechowicz and Aaron LaForge
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