In 1982, Mr. Bowers founded Biohabitats, Inc., a design and consulting firm exclusively focused on conservation planning, ecological restoration and sustainable design. He has a broad, comprehensive background in restoration ecology, conservation biology, ecological planning, and landscape architecture, which he has applied to more than 600 projects throughout North America. He is currently the Thematic Group Lead for Ecological Restoration under the Commission of Ecosystem Management (CEM) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Mr. Bowers is a registered Landscape Architect and a Professional Wetland Scientist. He holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University.