“We are experiencing what many scientists deem the ‘Sixth Great Extinction’ of life on Earth,” said Bowers. “Landscape architects are in an ideal position to help conserve and restore biodiversity in a fair and just way.”
Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has named landscape architect and restoration ecologist Keith Bowers to its prestigious Council of Fellows. One of the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members, the Fellowship recognizes Mr. Bowers’ contributions to his profession and to society. The 2011 class of new Fellows is being recognized this week at the 2011 ASLA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
As the president and founder of Biohabitats, Inc., a leading North American ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design firm, Mr. Bowers has spent nearly three decades integrating landscape architecture, restoration ecology and conservation biology to protect natural resources and regenerate degraded ecosystems.
A pioneer in the field of design/build delivery for ecology restoration, Mr. Bowers is Global Restoration Ambassador for the Society for Ecological and Thematic Group Lead for Ecological Restoration under the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Commission on Ecosystem Management. A registered Landscape Architect Professional Wetland Scientist, Keith holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University.
Biohabitats operates out of five Bioregional offices: the Chesapeake/Delaware Bays Bioregion in Baltimore, MD; the Great Lakes Bioregion in Cleveland, OH; the Southeast Bioregion in Raleigh, NC; the Hudson River Bioregion in Glen Ridge, NJ and the Southern Rocky Mountain Bioregion in Denver, CO. Biohabitats also has offices in Santa Fe, NM and Richmond, VA.