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Patrick Canniff – Program Specialist

Patrick joined the Great Lakes Commission in 2019 and works as a program specialist for the GLC’s Invasive Species program area. He currently supports ongoing efforts advancing the progress of regional priorities for the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative, Invasive Mussel Collaborative, Blue Accounting AIS Issue, and GLDIATR. Previously, Patrick has contributed to NOAA GLANSIS (Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System) to compile and evaluate species risk assessments, and support for the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.

Patrick brings with him the previous experience of working in an invasive species Early Detection Rapid Response program at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and plant restoration and conservation with the Chicago Botanic Garden. He holds a master’s degree in conservation ecology and environmental informatics from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Loyola University Chicago.

In his free time, you can find Patrick hiking, floating down the Huron River in the summer, and planning the perfect garden.



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