dr. John H. Hartig

Board member, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
Refuge Manager, Detroit International Wildlife Refuge

Dr. John Hartig is trained as a limnologist with 30 years of experience in Great Lakes science and currently serves as Refuge Manager for the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.  John has received a number of awards for his work, including the 2015 Conservationist of the Year Award from the John Muir Association and the 2013 Conservation Advocate of the Year Award from the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on the environment, including four books: Bringing Conservation to Cities; Burning Rivers; Honoring Our Detroit River, Caring for Our Home; and Under RAPs: Toward Grassroots Ecological Democracy in the Great Lakes Basin.  John’s most recent book titled Bringing Conservation to Cities won a Gold Medal from the Nonfiction Authors Association in the "Sustainable Living" category and a bronze medal from the Living Now Book Awards in the "Green Living" category.