Keith Bowers

PLA, FASLA, PWS, Biohabitats, Urban + Coastal Ecology/Design/Engineering

For over three decades, Keith Bowers has been at the forefront of applied ecology, green infrastructure and place-based design. As the founder and president of Biohabitats, Keith has pursued an unconventional path in landscape architecture, exploring the intersection between landscape architecture and the fields of restoration ecology, conservation biology and
landscape ecology. Through Keith’s passion, dedication and leadership, he has demonstrated that sensible land planning and development can play a vital role in conserving natural resources, restoring degraded ecosystems and regenerating the human spirit. Keith’s key strengths lie in working with the design profession on challenging urban projects that include
conserving, restoring and applying natural systems to augment landscape resiliency. The span and scale of Keith’s work is multilayered, from preparing watershed management and conservation plans for regional landscapes, to designing and implementing living shorelines to protect coastal community infrastructure while enhancing aquatic habitat resiliency. Through Biohabitats—a research and development practice—Keith leads efforts to test assumptions about the intersection between natural and urban systems.