What Nature can't do . . .
Ecosystem Recovery Institute
is a team of biologists, educators, and
land managers. ERI was created to do what Nature can't easily do . .
"To advance the State-of-the-Art of land and water resource
stewardship and restoration."
We accomplish this mission through:
To see a list of our experience and achievements, click on the category name.
Who We Are
Ecosystem Recovery Institute is a private educational nonprofit
organization (IRS 501(c)(3)) focused on natural resource management and
restoration initiatives. The Institute sponsors dynamic interactive
workshops for professionals, educators, students, citizen groups, and
private landowners offering:
Educational and training programs customized to meet your
needs. Local, regional or national workshops, in the field or at
your own facility.
Assistance to educators and interest groups in developing
curriculums, workshops, seminars, and pilot restoration projects.
An established network of professional and business contacts
that can provide technical expertise and financial support for your
Our programs are offered in a variety of formats which can be
customized to meet your needs:
Lecture or classroom
Training manuals and packages
Field or experiential (local field trips, one to three day
workshops, weekend retreats)
The Institute focuses on watershed, landscape, and ecosystem topics:
Aquatic systems: wetlands, streams, estuaries
Terrestrial systems: forests, grasslands, heath lands
Wildlife habitat and species protection
Urban and Rural resource management: pollutant
reduction, habitat enhancement, land management practices, greenway
development, monitoring and assessment programs.
What Have We Been Doing?
1990 Brought Dave Rosgen to MD to hold 1st Stream Restoration Workshop
1992-1995 Nature Writing & Teaching for Maryland Teachers
1994-1995 Albanian Agroforestry Training
1995-2002 Wrote training manual "Stream Assessment & Restoration" and taught 3-5 courses/year throughout New England
2002-2007 Schoolyard Habitat Projects, Living Shorelines Projects, Stream Restoration Projects
2007-2011 Ecosystem based Storm Water Management Projects and Rare Species Conservation Projects