Ellen Snyder

I am an independent consultant and owner of Ibis Wildlife Consulting, with more than 25 years of experience specializing in habitat planning and management, wildlife ecology, open space planning, biodiversity conservation, science and nature writing.

From February 2017 to Present I serve as the Land Stewardship Coordinator for the Town of Durham, New Hampshire

From March 2007 to March 2008 I served as the Community Land Protection Specialist for the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire. From 2000-2003 I was Extension Professor and Specialist in Biodiversity for University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and Coordinator of the New Hampshire Living Legacy Project, a statewide public-private partnership to conserve the state’s biodiversity. Previously I served as the Extension Wildlife Specialist for 7 years. While in that position, I helped establish the New Hampshire Coverts Project, a statewide landowner volunteer program. I currently work half time as the Partnership Coordinator for The Stewardship Network: New England at UNH Cooperative Extension.

Past field work included studies of small mammals in Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota, songbirds in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest of New Hampshire, forest birds in central Panama, and shorebirds in Downeast Maine.

In my town of Newmarket I served on the Conservation Commission and Open Space Commission, helping to conserve hundreds of acres for wildlife and people, creating trails and interpretive materials, and providing input to land use decisions in the community. I also served as Chair of the Town of Newmarket Budget Committee. I volunteer at the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham, NH. From 2010-2013, I served as a Board member for Bear-Paw Regional Greenways. I currently serve on the Land Stewardship Committee for the Southeast Land Trust (SELT).


  • Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society


  • B.Sc., Wildlife Management, University of Maine, Orono
  • M.Sc., Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

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