Eric Ellis – Project Manager
Eric manages the Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration program area focusing on a variety of habitat projects including the NOAA-GLC Regional Habitat Partnership to restore habitat in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Additional projects focus on restoring priority Great Lakes coastal wetland habitat outside of Areas of Concern. Eric also represents GLC as a member of the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly.
Eric has a diverse background in habitat restoration, collaborative natural resource management and grant writing. He has worked as a wildlife biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society and Conservation Resource Alliance and was the Manager of Natural Resources and Regulatory Compliance for the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. 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.