You may have met Ryan at the opening of Wildlands Trust Marshfield Hoyt-Hall preserve where Ryan showcased all the work he did to create a beautiful new trail system. Ryan first worked as a consultant for Wildlands Trust and in October 2016 the Trust welcomed him on board as a full-time staff member.
Ryan earned his bachelors and masters degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from the University of North Dakota and has over 15 years of experience working for state fish and wildlife agencies and also as an environmental consultant with various private engineering firms. He has experience in project management, planning, and natural resource surveys, Endangered Species Act and Wetland Protection Act compliance, permitting, and consultation with federal and state wildlife agencies and local conservation commissions. Ryan has extensive experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems.
Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and takes full advantage of the numerous natural environments in SE Massachusetts including saltwater and freshwater fishing, hunting, hiking and lobstering in the Canal. He is passionate about conservation and recognizes the importance of getting youth involved with outdoor activities. He has won numerous national awards within the Mule Deer Foundation and was honored by Field and Stream Magazine as the 2014 Conservation Hero of the Year.
He will be heading up the new Community Conservation Program at Wildlands Trust which offers consultation and project management to private, municipal, town and other nonprofit organizations.
He currently is assisting LStar Management at SouthField in the design and installation of numerous trail systems within the forest and grassland habitats at the former site of the United States Naval Air Station in South Weymouth. He is also assisting other nonprofit and local municipalities interested developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities.
Please contact Ryan if you have any questions about assistance on stewardship projects or any of the conservation programs at Wildlands Trust.