Joined Wild Ones: January 31st, 2020
Board Term: 2021-2024
Serves on: Governance committee
Contact: [email protected]
Chapter: Wild Ones Ozark
Favorite Native Plant: Dwarf Crested Iris (Iris cristata)
Eric Fuselier is an Environmental Project Manager at Crafton Tull where he conducts environmental impact studies and works with civil engineers and landscape architects to select native plant species for the rain gardens, bioswales, detention ponds, and commercial development projects they design. Eric chartered the Ozark Chapter in 2020, where he also serves as chapter president. Eric and his wife purchased an illegal dumping ground in northern Arkansas in 2014, and after cleaning it up and building their cabin with help from close friends and family, they have been working to establish native plants to replace all of the trash and invasive species that had taken over before purchasing it.
What inspired you to become involved with Wild Ones:
I live in a region that has experienced rapid economic and population growth in a very short amount of time. Much of this growth has brought development on a scale that has replaced much of the native habitat that had previously existed here for centuries. So, I decided to charter the Ozark chapter of Wild Ones in an effort to mitigate these impacts, since I believe that Wild Ones fills a definite need in this rapidly expanding region by having a specific focus on encouraging and educating people on how to incorporate native plants into the landscaped environment.