AES Welcomes Professional Wetland Scientist

on May 24, 2017

Coastal Marsh Ecologist Bill Young (Re)Joins Applied Ecological Services

William Young2 B&WBrodhead, WI – Applied Ecological Services (AES) has once again joined forces with Bill Young, PWS, who will serve as AES Senior Ecologist on diverse ecological projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, and beyond.

“AES possesses exceptionally broad and deep ecological expertise accumulated during its nearly 40 years of ecological problem-solving. I was last a part of AES in 2007, working on a memorable project restoring the site of Freshkills Landfill on Staten Island,” Bill enthused. “I am delighted to be back on the AES team and look forward to using my background to further enhance the AES mission of bringing practical ecological solutions to communities and agencies throughout the region.”

An experienced field scientist, Young has more than 35 years experience in wetland banking, mitigation, monitoring and permitting. His project portfolio includes more than 45 coastal salt marsh and freshwater wetland projects as well as upland habitat projects. Most recently, his work has centered around multiple restoration projects in Jamaica Bay, including the Yellow Bar Hassock project.

Young’s experience ranges from the design of wastewater treatment wetlands to restoration of Superfund sites. It encompasses the monitoring of the endangered piping plover on critical dune restoration projects, post-Sandy. Bill is just as comfortable in construction as he is in consulting. In fact, he is perhaps most at home out in the field running crews.

“Bill’s expertise and his body of work in wetlands and coastal systems is a valuable addition to our projects in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” said Steve Dischler, AES President and Chief Executive Officer.  “His field skills and monitoring projects are well respected and acknowledged as excellent by clients, partners and agency staff.”

Young is certified as a professional wetland scientist (PWS) by the Society of Wetland Scientists, a Landscape Architect in NY and FL, and has full Army Corps of Engineers training in Construction Quality Management and 40 hour HAZWOPER certification as well.

He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania where he has taught Ecology in the Graduate School of Design for the past 13 years. Bill has also taught at City College of New York and Temple University.

About AES
Applied Ecological Services ( is a leading ecological consulting, design, and restoration contracting firm dedicated to bringing the science of ecology to land-use decisions. Founded in 1978, the company has grown to a staff of 120 with offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. AES consulting and construction professionals offer comprehensive, coordinated expertise in ecological science, natural area restoration, geospatial services, sustainable ecological engineering, and landscape architecture.

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