Peter Ziegler — Project Manager
Peter Ziegler from a young age was introduced to many outdoor activities growing up in the country. Coming from a conservation minded family Peter was hooked on restoration at a young age when he saw the success a wetland restoration can provide to wildlife and the land. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Biology and minor in Environmental Science from Luther College.
Pursuing his interest in waterfowl and wetlands Peter started his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managing Waterfowl Production Areas. Experiences gave him the ability to plant and restore 1,000's of acres of prairie, numerous wetlands and develop management activities for our National Wildlife Refuges across the upper Midwest. Peter broadened his background while being the stewardship manager for the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. Not only did he manage their property and easements but he develop knowledge in land preservation to meet the desires of landowners for tax and conservation benefits.
Peter then returned his knowledge to where it all began. Wisconsin Waterfowl Association whom completed the wetland restoration which sparked his interest in wetlands when he was a young boy hired to direct its habitat program. Here Peter has work across the state of WI restoring a variety of native habitat types through permitting, surveying, design, and coordination of multiple partners. As the Project Director Peter has secured multiple grants, built strong partnerships and successfully restored over a 1,000 acres of wetlands.
Peter brings experience in wetland restoration and project management to EC3 with his background of managing a complete habitat program. Peter is NWCG certified FFT2 and has participated in prescribed burns in multiple states within the Midwest. Peter's diverse invasive species management background is recognized as he participates on land management advisory committees for local non-profits. Peter continues to hone his skills on family property to advance the most efficient and ecologically beneficial management techniques toward land management and restoration.
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