Based out of AES’ Pennsylvania office, Sam Esser works on ecological restoration projects throughout the Northeast. He has experience in all aspects of restoration work including planting, seeding, seed collecting, erosion control methods, brush cutting, herbicide application, light equipment operation, and other tasks including natural areas maintenance.
While pursuing his degree in Environmental Science, Esser completed coursework in Organic Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hydrogeology and ecology. He gained experience through university field and research projects involving environmental mitigation/restoration, plant competition studies, animal population studies, stream/flood analysis, topographic mapping of ponds and lakes, and well monitoring. While studying abroad at in New Zealand, Esser completed water sampling and water quality analyses of four different streams.