Regional Director of Ecological Restoration
Laura oversees the Ecological Restoration Program at Save the Sound, focusing on implementation of on-the-ground nature-based solutions including aquatic connectivity, green infrastructure, and coastal resilience project work throughout the Long island Sound watershed in Connecticut and New York.
Laura Wildman is a professional fisheries and water resources engineer with a passion for restoring ecosystems and reestablishing natural function and aquatic connectivity. She has over 3 decades of experience in engineering, river science, construction, community outreach, and environmental advocacy on hundreds of ecological restoration projects.
Laura is a leading and internationally recognized expert in the removal of barriers and enjoys traveling abroad to share her experience with others, in hopes that we leave this world a better place for future generations. She earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Vermont as well as a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University. Laura lives in Glastonbury, CT, with her husband and two daughters, and enjoys spending time with her extended family at their family camp in New Hampshire fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, and taking in the view of the lake from the outdoor shower.