Strategic Organizational and Conservation Consulting
"You did a fabulous job! We are very pleased with the report, your presentation at the retreat and your coordination."
- Nancy, Western New York Land Conservancy
Magill Weber brings more than a decade of experience as an attorney and conservationist—most recently with leading conservation organization The Nature Conservancy—to the team at MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES.
Magill has worked on dozens of complex real estate and land use transactions across the country, and has been instrumental in generating millions of dollars in public and private funding for conservation projects. In an advocacy and advisory capacity, she has helped conservation groups, agencies, businesses and landowners build vibrant stakeholder coalitions and advocate for a wide range of land use and conservation policies and conservation funding.
In her work with MAYES | WILSON & ASSOCIATES, Magill helps organizations complete conservation transactions and leads organizational conservation planning, strategy and policy efforts. Magill also guides groups to develop successful advocacy strategies that generate the resources to support long-term programming goals. Her primary focus is to creatively address the most complicated conservation challenges and help clients achieve conservation successes.
As an all-around outdoor enthusiast and lifelong birder, Magill has been to five continents, where she has seen more than 2,000 species of birds, including over 730 species in the US and Canada. Her nature photography has appeared in The New York Times, The National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to the Birds of North America, The Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and publications of The Nature Conservancy. Magill’s passion for spectacular conservation projects, particularly in her native Wisconsin, inspired her to write Door County Outdoors: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, Paddling, Beaches, and Natural Places (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).
Magill has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Arizona. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in biology from Bates College and a Master’s Degree in biology from The College of William & Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology, where her masters thesis focused on the stopover ecology of Blackpoll Warblers during spring migration. Based in Phoenix, she coaches masters rowing, is working on an Armenian cookbook, and enjoys hiking in the Sonoran desert with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Hal.