Eric Hansen is an award-winning essayist, outdoor writer, conservation campaigner and public speaker.

His op-ed essays have earned a first place award from the Outdoor Writer's Association of America, as well as national awards from Trout Unlimited, The Wilderness Society and the National Wildlife Federation. In addition, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association recognized his work with a first place award for editorial/commentary.

He is the author of two popular books centered on bioregional themes of practical spiritual ecology - also known as hiking guidebooks.

Also an advocate, he campaigns throughout the Upper Great Lakes region on behalf of land and water conservation, resilient local economies, and robust citizen action to counter catastrophic climate change and attempts by the oil industry to turn our region into a major crude oil transportation corridor.

A public speaker, his presentations center on climate change spirituality, the iconic landscapes of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the notable record of successful citizen's conservation campaigns in the region.


Eric Hansen

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