Kim Chapman has worked as an ecologist, conservationist, and educator in private, for-profit and non-profit sectors, academia, and government. Working with developers, A&E firms, governments, utilities, colleges, and private citizens, he uses science to help clients balance conservation and development while finding affordable ways to design and build with nature.
Chapman was lead author and editor of Valley of Grass, an award-winning example of how to balance nature, economics, and people’s aspirations. He specializes in ecological design in developments, parks and greenways, towns, and regions.
Chapman has expertise in planning, land and water management, ecological restoration, and wildlife research and conservation (the latter with a special emphasis at wind energy facilities).