Mr. Hjort is the principal owner and a Senior Biologist with over 22 years of experience in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, lake and stream studies, and management. He has prepared Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) and conducted Endangered and Threatened Species Surveys for new facilities and expansions. Mr. Hjort consults to lake associations and the largest Lake District in the State of Wisconsin with projects ranging from water quality monitoring to petitions for modifying dam Operating Orders. His work includes the preparation of permit applications for wetland dredge/fill projects, as well as CWA 404 and state water quality certifications for a wide range of development projects. Mr. Hjort has delineated over 200 wetlands in Wisconsin and other states and provided litigation support for various waterway violations. His greatest passion is for wetland restoration projects, and he has conducted many of these gratifying projects in his career.
Ms. Weissgerber has a Master of Science in Restoration Ecology from UW-Madison and three years of experience postgraduate. Ms. Weissgerber’s areas of specialization include adaptive restoration and management planning, vegetation monitoring, ecological data collection, and invasive species management. Ms. Weissgerber has designed and managed native restoration projects on non-profit, municipal, and private land in a variety of ecological communities across southeast and east central Wisconsin. These projects have involved non-native species management, native species reestablishment, wildlife habitat enhancement, ravine and bluff stabilization, prairie, wetland, and woodland restoration and management, cropland conversion, prescribed fire, vegetation monitoring and analysis, and project oversight. Ms. Weissgerber also works with the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council to increase the capacity of safe prescribed burning in the state. Located in Ozaukee County, Ms. Weissgerber enjoys wildflowers, spending time with her family, and being in nature.
Mr. Duquaine has five years of experience in ecological restoration. Mr. Duquaine earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the UW-Milwaukee before making the decision to pursue ecological restoration. He then received an Ecological Restoration Certificate from the University of Minnesota. Kyle started out as a Restoration Technician at ERC and continues to gain experience and knowledge about the ecological field. In the five years at ERC, Kyle has gained experience in managing projects, conducted various vegetation surveys, and has growing experience in GIS & Spatial Analysis Systems. Kyle is also a certified drone pilot and is capable at conducting large drone flights for ERC. Kyle is passionate about working to conserve the environment and looks forward to working on native restorations across the state. Mr. Duquaine enjoys camping, attending music shows, being outdoors, and traveling the world.
Mr. Luehring has over 15 years of experience with ecological restoration and wildlife management. Mr. Luehring earned his Bachelor of Science from UW-Oshkosh. Prior to employment with ERC, Mr. Luehring was a Forestry/Wildlife Technician with the Department of Natural Resources at the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Pike Lake Unit, and at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. He was also employed and at the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit as a trail/general maintenance technician. Mr. Luehring’s responsibilities include carrying out tasks related to prairie, wetland, woodland, and other natural community restoration and management. He is an avid fisherman and spends most of his time on the water.
Mr. Belke has three years of ecological restoration and resource management experience. Prior to employment with ERC, Mr. Belke was employed as a Resource Management Technician at the Cook County Forest Preserve in Illinois. There his main tasks included removing invasive trees and shrubs and removing dead and hazardous trees. While a student, Mr. Belke was an intern at the Green Field Station in Waukesha, WI. There he worked on projects to clear buckthorn and worked with grade/high school students teaching them about plants and animals in the area as well as leading them on hikes. In his spare time, he likes to stay activate by hiking in state and national parks. He also enjoys playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, and trying new restaurant around the area!
Mr. Haberman began working with Eco Resource Consulting two years ago. Mr. Haberman earned his degree in Conservation and Environmental Science at UW-Milwaukee in 2019. Mr. Haberman has worked on restoring a native oak savanna, wet mesic prairie, and oak woodland on his family’s property since 2000. Mr. Haberman has experience coordinating and conducting prescribed burns, non-native species management, native reestablishment, wildlife habitat enhancement, woodland management, cropland conversions, food plots, soil surveys, and vegetation monitoring. Mr. Haberman enjoys spending his free time outdoors in every season.