Andy Finton is director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts. Andy’s expertise focuses on forest and landscape ecology, spatial analyses, and in protecting landscapes that provide people and nature with a full suite of benefits. Andy has been with The Nature Conservancy for 16 years, where he is responsible for the application of current scientific understanding to defining conservation goals and collaboratively implementing strategies to conserve important ecosystems. Andy recently led a project with the Massachusetts Natural Heritage program to develop BioMap2, a conservation blueprint for the state of Massachusetts identifying resilient habitats in the face of a changing climate. Andy earned a bachelor’s degree in Plant Sciences from Cornell and a master’s degree in Forest Ecology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.