Eric Ellis – Interim Project Manager
Eric works in the Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration program area focusing on a variety of habitat projects including the NOAA-GLC Partnership to restore habitat in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. He also assists with Invasive Species program area projects, primarily the Invasive Mussel Collaborative.
Eric has a diverse background in habitat restoration, natural resource management and grant writing. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society and Conservation Resource Alliance and crew leader for the City of Ann Arbor’s Natural Area Preservation Division. He lived in Mongolia for a number of years volunteering with the Peace Corps as a parks/wildlife specialist and later guiding fly fishing and horse riding trips for a travel company. He has previously served on the board of the Ohio Conservation Federation and on the Pigeon River Advisory Council. Eric is a native Michigander who received his bachelor’s degree in resource ecology and management from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources.