Clay Henderson is a leading voice in environmental policy and resource protection. He is immediate-past Executive Director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Stetson University, and a faculty member in the College of Law. He led development of nationally-recognized land conservation programs including Florida Communities Trust (1990), Preservation 2000 (1991), Florida Forever (1999), and Amendment 1, that provided significant resources for historic preservation. He negotiated for more than 300,000 acres now part of national and state parks, forests, and wildlife refuges. He negotiated key elements of the Everglades Restoration (1996) and authored large-scale planning sections of Florida Community Planning Act (2011).