The speaker for this event is Mr. Chris May.
Chris May is the Director of Restoration for The Nature Conservancy in Michigan. He directs state-wide natural resource management and restoration efforts, and works with partners and private landowners to develop conservation plans. Chris has been involved in research and management of natural resources for over 25 years, working across the U.S. and in China. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in ecology from Baylor University in Texas and a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Humboldt State in California.
Erie Marsh Preserve on Lake Erie contains some of the last remaining coastal wetlands in southeast Michigan and provides critical habitat for migratory birds and fish. The Nature Conservancy is restoring native ecosystems and natural processes on 950 acres of the preserve. Work at Erie Marsh provides an example of site-scale restoration guided by landscape-scale conservation planning that will benefit native plants and animals, while also providing ecosystem services and recreation opportunities for people across western Lake Erie.
This event will be in the Ronk Auditorium in SCOE and is free and open to the public.