Bill LaBarre

Bill has over 20 years of experience in ecological restoration; botany; invasive species; erosion control; environmental toxicology and chemistry; stormwater management and water quality modeling; low impact development. He has been involved with projects from private, to local, county, state and federal governments, universities, as well as NGO’s and INGO’s on three continents.

Prior to joining GreenVest, Bill worked with minded land reclamation projects in southern Brazil and the southern Rocky Mountains. He oversaw the implementation and construction of a vegetative cap and cover system at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a superfund and RCRA site, as it transitioned to America’s largest urban National Wildlife Refuge. Bill spent years overseeing dozens of field projects throughout the intermountain west that involved wetland and riparian sites, as well as upland restoration. He has performed forestry work in Nepal and Brazil and studied stormwater treatment systems in the Chesapeake Bay area. He’s also been involved in wildlife surveys for raptors, amphibians and lynx.

Bill received both a BS in Botany and a BS in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University, and returned to his home state of Maryland where he received an MS in Environmental Science from Towson University. He has been a long-time member of the Society for Ecological Restoration, the Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, and both the Colorado and Maryland Native Plant Societies. He is based in our Maryland office.

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