Episode 24: Keith Bowers On The Front Lines Of Restoration and Rewilding
For over three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, land conservation and sustainable design. Founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has built a multidisciplinary organization focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design. His work has spanned the scale from site-specific ecosystem restoration projects involving wetland, river, woodland and coastal habitat restoration to regional watershed management and species conservation planning. Keith also founded and is a partner in Ecological Restoration and Management Inc., a restoration construction company providing native revegetation, invasive species management and coastal restoration throughout the mid-Atlantic.
Keith served on the board of the Society for Ecological Restoration for more than 10 years and on the board of the Wildlands Network for 8 years. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a Professional Wetland Scientist.
- What ecological restoration/rewilding projects look like on the ground.
- Connecting the groundwork to larger regional plans.
- Restoration ecology
- Myriad professional and volunteer ways to get involved in restoration/rewilding projects
- What we know about putting ecological processes back together
- B Corps and Benefit Corporations – a different kind of company
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About Biohabitats – Part of the mission of Biohabitats is to…
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.