Chris Collins

Principal Restoration Ecologist

Joining the Estuary Partnership in 2009, Chris identifies, designs, and implements habitat restoration projects. Chris has taken the lead on extensive floodplain restoration projects at Horsetail Creek and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Both projects involve coordination with multiple partners. He is a fisheries biologist with 17 years of professional experience in the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest, including managing restoration projects in the Columbia River Gorge. He has extensive experience managing all phases of natural resource projects ranging from stream restoration to stormwater management. Prior to joining the Estuary Partnership, Chris was a Project Manager for Parametrix. Chris holds an M.S. in Water Resources from Duke University and a B.S. in Biology from the Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina.