Lead Ecologist / Program Manager
Wiley oversees restoration activities across some of Great River Greening’s hallmark projects including Pilot Knob Hill and Fish Creek. As a grant manager, he oversees GRG’s Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund grants as part of the Metro Conservation Corridors partnership. He leads the prescribed burn program and prescribed grazing implementation, and is currently managing two research projects: cheatgrass control methods for high quality prairies, and oak ecotype survival and growth (with University of St. Thomas).
Prior to coming to GRG, Wiley gained his restoration expertise through his experience with McHenry County Conservation District, The Nature Conservancy, Chicago Wilderness, and Minnesota DNR’s Scientific and Natural Areas Program (SNA).
Education: M.S., Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota