Michael Gaige is an independent consulting ecologist from upstate New York. His work explores the intersection of nature and cultural history at the landscape level. Michael works with organizations, private landowners, and design teams on park and landscape projects, historical ecology inventories, and conservation planning for natural areas. He holds degrees from Antioch University and Prescott College and has taught field studies programs for 15 years at several colleges and universities. For more than a decade, Michael has been researching the ecology and history of wolf trees.