2015 Conservation Award Hero Bob Ayres

This year’s award will honor Robert Ayres for his extraordinary efforts in environmental stewardship. Mr. Ayres is managing partner of the 6,800 acre Shield Ranch, which he and his family have protected through conservation easements with the Nature Conservancy and the City of Austin. He is also the founding member of the board of the Hill Country Conservancy, trustee of the Shield-Ayres Foundation, and president of El Ranchito, a nature summer camp for inner-city youth.