Restoration enthusiast - Boyds, Maryland
Yousuf Nejati has spent most of his life on farms. Growing up in
Cleveland, Tennessee, he fondly remembers running around his
grandparents’ farm, playing in the woods, chasing rabbits and
splashing in streams.
Today he is embarking on a new career in conservation after
interning and working at The Nature Conservancy in Maryland. While
at The Nature Conservancy, Nejati has worked on the prescribed fire
crew, restoration crew and stewardship crew on the Eastern Shore.
“Outdoor recreation and nature is a huge part of my life. I grew up
on farms and spend as much time as I can rock climbing, hiking,
kayaking and biking – anything that gets me outside. You learn so
much being out in the woods that you wouldn’t learn being in the
city,” says Nejati.
Nejati plans to continue to be an active
voice for the conservation community by inspiring others and
organizing and leading volunteer events and field trips.
use my outside voice to share my experiences and knowledge of the
natural world with the rest of the world. So take a hike with your
friends or family – show them what inspires you. Help open their
eyes to what you see. From inspiration comes passion.”
I know that investing in conservation is the only way we can
help keep America beautiful, strong, prosperous and healthy.
I am proud to join a community of people who speak up for
nature to help save the places we love.