Russell Heinrichs is the Construction Supervisor for the Jackson Park Restoration Project. In this capacity, he oversees the Olmsted-inspired design of the project and ensures compliance with USACE and other local partners. Heinrichs’ areas of expertise include native plant installation and establishment; plant, bird, and insect identification and nomenclature; and invasive species control through mechanical and herbicide application, selective brushing, and prescribed burns. He has performed ecological restorations in a variety of eco-types including prairie, wetland, savanna, and woodland. Heinrichs has worked in the field of applied ecology for over ten years with a range of lab, field, and academic experience.
Russell also has additional experience registering conservation easements onto high quality natural lands, working with federal and state plant quarantine projects, implementing insect biocontrol for invasive species, and has seven years of water testing experience. He also led a Capstone project sponsored by AES to perform a wetland banking mitigation feasibility study for to Chicagoland region as an environmental management graduate student.