Eric Hammerling

Eric Hammerling

Executive Director, Connecticut Forest and Park Association
Rockfall, Connecticut

Eric has been CFPA’s Executive Director since May, 2008 and comes to CFPA after serving for over five years as the Executive Director for the Farmington River Watershed Association based in Simsbury.

Eric holds an M.S. in Environmental Science/Range Management from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Through his work at the Farmington River Watershed Association, Eric spearheaded the ongoing effort to conduct a Congressionally-authorized Feasibility Study to evaluate whether the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook should be added to the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System (a distinction recently achieved in CT by the Eightmile River). In his 18-year conservation career, Eric has also worked for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on both coasts, the Center for Ecological Technology in Northampton, and for the late Congressman Silvio O. Conte who represented Western Massachusetts. Eric currently serves as the President of the Board for Rivers Alliance of Connecticut.

If not hiking a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail or cheering for the Michigan Wolverines football squad, Eric and his son will likely be found kayaking on the flatwater rivers and lakes of Connecticut.

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