Cutler Institute

Matthew Craig

Habitat Program Manager, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Office Location

232 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

Phone

207-228-8359

Profile

Matt completed his B.S. in Environmental Conservation at UNH in 1993, after which he managed an experiential fellowship program at Earthwatch Institute, taught as a naturalist with San Joaquin County (CA) Outdoor Education, and managed environmental and land use planning projects at the Strafford (NH) Regional Planning Commission. Additionally, prior to joining CBEP in 2004, Matt worked in a variety of coastal and aquatic habitat management roles with the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, Ducks Unlimited (MA, NH, ME), and Tongass National Forest (AK) after completing a M.S. in Natural Resources at UNH in 2002. In graduate school, a particular area of interest was in the application of systems theory to bioregional, watershed-scale management issues.

Areas of Expertise

Matt’s responsibilities at CBEP have include a broad range of programmatic focus areas. After starting in 2004 his primary areas of responsibility were in: 1) coordinating collaborative initiatives in the Presumpscot, Royal and New Meadows river watersheds; 2) supporting management and remediation efforts in the Bay’s shellfish beds; 3) advancing innovative stormwater management practices, in particular promoting demonstration of low impact development (LID) structures like the Wishcamper green roof; and, 4) managing a multi-year, $1 million EPA Targeted Watershed Grant in the Presumpscot River.

Currently, Matt's primary responsibilities are for monitoring, restoration, enhancement, and protection of the Bay’s coastal habitats, particularly tidal marshes, eelgrass beds, and coastal streams, including restoration of aquatic habitat connectivity between the Bay and the watershed. Matt continues to work with local watershed collaboratives in the Presumpscot, New Meadows, and Royal rivers. In these roles, Matt is often working closely with local citizens, NGOs, municipal representatives, state and federal agencies, academia, and content experts.

Matt is currently a Maine Network Partners Fellow (Cohort III), along with many other Cutler staff.

 

Education: 

B.S. in Environmental Conservation, University of New Hampshire
M.S. in Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire