Who we are
Recognized Tertiary Venomous Snake Monitor by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP)
Certified Venomous Reptile Handler by Herpetological Associates, Inc.
Member of Endangered and Nongame Species Venomous Snake Response Team
Member of Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) since 2013
Areas of Expertise
Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys
Devising and Implementing Safe Venomous Snake Handling SOPs
Herpetofauna Sampling and Inventories
Specimen Fixation and DNA Tissue Sampling for Phylogenetic Studies
Radio-telemetry and Other Related Spatial Ecology Studies
Permit Applications and Grant Writing
Summary of Experience
Mr. Fantuzzi is an Environmental Scientist with EcolSciences, Inc. and is recognized by the NJDEP ENSP as a Tertiary Rattlesnake and Copperhead Monitor as well as a long-time member of the Venomous Snake Response Team. Mr. Fantuzzi is well experienced in methodologies and executing safe handling protocol and has worked closely with a variety of dangerously venomous snakes in five U.S. states and six different countries. As well as working toward an upgrade in that monitoring status, he is also working toward recognition by the USFWS as a qualified Bog Turtle surveyor in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. As an environmental consultant and former field technician for agencies such as NJDEP ENSP as well as non-profit organizations such as New Jersey Audubon Society, he has been provided opportunities and gained specialization in the field of natural resource conservation including, but not limited to: rare, threatened, and endangered species habitat assessment, project permitting and general environmental compliance.