March Faces of Shift
Tell us about the work you do at Biohabitats and introduce the team!
Biohabitats, Inc. is a national ecological consulting firms specializing in conservation planning, ecological restoration and regenerative design including living infrastructure. We started 40 years ago in the Chesapeake Bay area and now have an interdisciplinary team of 70+ scientists, engineers, and planners. The team collaborates across 7 offices. working across the country and internationally, to help communities protect natural resources, restore degraded ecosystems, and plan for the future in the ways that strengthen resilience to climate change. A lot more about is can be found on our website here: https://www.biohabitats.com/
What do you enjoy doing with your time when you are not working?
Our local staff- Claudia, Hanna, Danielle, Sydney, Susan, Mike and Vince- are all outdoorsy people, so our free time is spent hiking, camping, skiing, gardening etc.
Who are you most excited to help or work with at Biohabitats?
We have a broad range of clients we enjoy working with – from private property owners, non-governmental agencies, institutions, and all types of jurisdictions.
We especially enjoy working with The Nature Conservancy and local cities and communities working to protect and regenerate native landscapes in parks and open spaces.
What about your business and/or industry motivates you?
It has been exciting to see the growing awareness in the role of protecting ecosystem health and the need to change the way we do things to include more climate adaptation strategies in our communities.
What is a challenge you are excited to face in the next couple of years?
We are excited about the projects that are helping connect underserved communities to nature, living building challenge projects pushing the envelope of integrated water strategies, support the 30×30 challenge for protecting open space, and incorporating traditional ecological knowledge into planning and landscape ecology projects.
What drew you to Shift to be the home base for your company here in Denver?
We love everything about Shift, but especially that it is a B Corp, as are we! Staff are great and the beautiful details around the office make it a really pleasant experience. (And we like the coffee!)