Jeffrey Allenby

Jeffrey Allenby

Director of Conservation Technology, Chesapeake Conservancy


Jeffrey Allenby is the Director of Conservation Technology at the Chesapeake Conservancy. His team explores new ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Conservancy’s projects and focuses on developing new ways to empower partner organizations by providing them with access to geospatial data and analysis tools that will create beneficial management outcomes. He is currently investigating the use of high-resolution imagery and LIDAR elevation data to map land cover at the large landscape scale and is constructing interactive tools to better target nutrient and sediment reduction practices and riparian conservation and restoration projects.

Before joining the Conservancy, Jeff worked with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources managing a competitive grant program that provided technical and financial support to local communities to realize and proactively adapt to climate change and coastal hazards. Jeff has a Master of Environmental Management degree and Certificate in Geospatial Analysis from Duke University and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Richmond.

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"I have found the Nicholas School's focus on interdisciplinary learning and innovation most valuable since graduating. Daily, I work on topics that range from ecological habitat modeling to quantifying the visual impacts of a proposed energy development project and everything in between. Through this work, we constantly try to find innovative approaches that might improve on existing methods that will result in a more accurate product or a more efficient workflow."