Meg Ford is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Wild Alabama, serving the Talladega National Forest and advocating for wilderness areas of Alabama. A Birmingham native, Meg has worked as a musician and an educator for over a decade. In 2014, her desire to learn more about the flora and fauna of her home state led her to a career in conservation, first at Birmingham’s Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, then at McDowell Environmental Center in Winston County, experiences that cemented her lifelong dedication to conservation, outreach, and community. Beginning in 2020, she served as Alabama Audubon’s Black Belt Coordinator in Greensboro, AL .
Meg began serving on the Cahaba River Society Junior Board and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in 2019, and she was elected to the CRS Board of Directors in 2022. She also serves on the board of the Environmental Educators Association of Alabama in 2021. When Meg’s not spending time outside hiking or gardening, you can find her around playing violin or enjoying a local show.