As an Ecologist, I planned and implemented ecological restoration in southern Wisconsin with private landowners, municipalities, and non-profits (2016-2021). My work focused on restoration of native prairie and oak-dominated communities, including prairie planting and maintenance, restorative forestry, and prescribed burning.
With private landowners, I helped balance ecological, logistical, and financial goals to initiate restoration projects, as well as develop long term land stewardship plans; >15 projects, >100K revenue. I additionally interacted with two local municipalities as a consultant; >800 ac of conservancy, 100k revenue.
In 2017, Adaptive Restoration was awarded a contract to write the City of Middleton’s Conservancy Lands Plan 2018-2023. Over the next six months, I acted as project manager and lead writer. The project involved reviewing and compiling City records, meeting with stakeholders, arranging a public meeting, working with a subcontractor, and presenting the synthesis to relevant City committees, staff and City Council.
Highlights of my restoration work: