Edward Collins is Director of Land Preservation and Natural Resources of the McHenry County Conservation District in Woodstock, IL. Ed’s career spans thirty-one years with the McHenry County Conservation District where he currently serves as the Director of Land Preservation and Natural Resources, administering restoration and land preservation efforts on 25,000 acres of open space.
During that time, he has been involved in a number of interesting projects including the re-meandering of Nippersink Creek in Glacial Park, the development of the first comprehensive spatial mapping of oak loss in the region and most recently playing an instrumental role in the creation of the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. Ed teaches across the region including classes in Forensic Ecology and Ecological Spirituality. His hobbies include collecting drain tile memorabilia, constructing stone labyrinths and working as a trained hypnotist.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
The Fourth Wave: Conservation in the Time of the Great Remembering
From Minding Nature’s January 2018, Volume 11, Number 1 issue.