We are scientists and engaged community members who share a conviction towards providing holistic and personal approaches to natural resource issues. Our projects range from large and multifaceted to smaller and locally focused. For each project we become personally vested and strive to understand the unique project needs to provide the most appropriate and efficient outcomes.
Marty Holtgren, Ph.D.
Founder, Encompass Socio-ecological Consultants
Marty is a Fisheries Biologist and Social Scientist. He has enjoyed more than 20 years of experience in fisheries management, native species restoration, cultural revitalization and socio-ecological research. He has managed over 30 major projects involving native species restoration, river restoration, Tribal fishing rights, collective action, fishery management plan development, fish behavior research and evaluation of fishery management techniques. Marty has led many novel projects with Tribal and State agencies including the first effort for streamside rearing of Lake sturgeon in Michigan and evaluating the feasibility of reintroducing Arctic Grayling into Michigan waters. Recently he has focused efforts towards engaging local communities in research and restoration of culturally vital species and habitats. Marty holds a BS in Biology from Bethel College, an MS in Fisheries Biology from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. from Michigan Technological University where he focused on developing governance strategies for State and Tribal institutions that are managing fishery resources. He also has numerous peer reviewed publications.