Mr. Eric R. Baird

Mr. Eric R. Baird
Job title 
Senior Wetland Biologist
About me 
A redneck with an education, striving to protect the resource that sustains my passion.
Favorite quote 
Thinking like a Mountain "We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes - something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.…I now suspect that just as a deer herd lives in mortal fear of its wolves, so does a mountain live in mortal fear of its deer. And perhaps with better cause, for while a buck pulled down by wolves can be replaced in two or three years, a range pulled down by too many deer may fail of replacement in as many decades. So also with cows. The cowman who cleans his range of wolves does not realize that he is taking over the wolf's job of trimming the herd to fit the range. He has not learned to think like a mountain. Hence we have dustbowls, and rivers washing the future into the sea.” ― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
Other Interests 
Group membership 
Fly Tying
Trout Magazine
Brodhead - 289
Pennsylvania: Special Hunting and Fishing Places to Protect
Pennsylvania - 9PA
Pennsylvania Coldwater Conservation Corps
Outdoor Communicators
Chapter Sites Users Group
Stream Ambassadors
Stream Clean-up
The Front Porch
Small Streams
Hokendauqua - 535
Joint Lehigh Valley Chapters
Little Lehigh - 070
Forks of the Delaware - 482
Western Pocono - 203
Pike Wayne - 462
Stan Cooper Sr. - 251
Schuylkill County - 537
Lackawanna Valley - 414