Will Overbeck is Staff Ecologist with many years of professional experience in ecological restoration and monitoring in the Chicago metro region and in eastern Kentucky. He is an expert botanist and land manager with experience conducting biological inventories, planning and implementing land management activities, and monitoring habitat and species to assist project goals.
His experience is well-rounded including interagency coordination for public-private partnerships, on the ground contracting for ecological restoration, academic research and presentations, and database management/project tracking/programmatics.
Will has coordinated projects with USFWS Partners in Conservation to restore rare xeric limestone prairie habitat for grassland birds, KY Heritage Land Conservation Funds to remove invasive species from Calcareous Mesophytic Forest, and Friends of Wolf Run Watershed. He successfully drafted and received funding for watershed restoration, and developed numerous relationships resulting in several contracts for conservation and restoration projects in wetlands, prairies, and woodlands.