Abby Buckner

Abby Buckner serves as land steward technician at Shield Ranch Barton Creek where she implements wildlife and habitat management practices, helps maintain equipment, and assists with other land management projects. Previously, she interned with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and with a private wildlife ranch.

She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in August 2023, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry with a concentration in wildlife management and a minor in geospatial sciences. At SFA, Abby held multiple leadership roles for the student chapter of The Wildlife Society. An East Texas native, Abby attributes many of her skills to growing up on her family’s farm. She plans to pursue a career combining her passion and skills to benefit Texas land and landowners through policy and education.

When she’s not working, Abby enjoys being an active member in wildlife conservation organizations, reading, as well as spending time with family, friends, and her two black labrador retrievers Beau and Daisy.