Episode 103: On The Construction Side Of Restoration Ecology With Matt Koozer
About Matt Koozer
As Senior Restoration Ecologist & Construction Mgr. for Biohabitats, Matt has 24 years of experience leading design-build teams in water resources management and habitat restorations. He has managed all phases of river, estuary, wetland and riparian restoration and management projects, with a focus on habitat restoration construction. Matt has been involved in over 150 habitat restoration projects including dam removal, channel realignment, estuary levee breaching, engineered log jams and riffles, and fish passage projects including culvert replacements and water intake diversion and fish screening modifications.
Matt is dedicated to the restoration of ecosystems via smart, efficient design solutions and innovative construction means and methods. Matt currently leads Biohabitats self-performing construction services from Portland, Oregon. For fun, Matt enjoys fishing, skiing, and playing guitar is his neighborhood dad rock project Templeton Peck.
- Dam removal in the Pacific Northwest
- Before, during, and after construction and demolition projects
- How to get involved with restoration projects near you
- The results of 24 years of restoration work around the Portland area
- Learn more about the Gales Creek Bank Stabilization and Enhancement project
- Check out “Leaf Litter,” the Biohabitats newsletter, to learn more about restoration ecology and projects like the ones discussed in this episode.
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.