Steven Apfelbaum has conducted ecological research, designed award-winning projects, successfully navigated regulatory programs, and contributed his scientific expertise and unique creative approach to over 7,000 projects throughout the U.S. and the world. He is one of the leading ecological consultants in the U.S., providing insight and design solutions at the intersection of ecological systems and developed land uses.
Apfelbaum is a frequent keynote speaker and educator at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the University of Paris, the Rockefeller Foundation Colloquium in Italy, and many others. He has lectured and spoken on such topics as ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development, coastal systems and climate change, soil carbon sequestration, and issues related to land development.
In addition, Apfelbaum has authored many studies, papers, books, and ecological restoration plans. Apfelbaum’s book, Nature’s Second Chance (Beacon Press), was one of the “Top 10 Environmental Books of 2009” by the NY Times. His book, Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land (Island Press), coauthored with Dr. Alan Haney, is the first comprehensive ‘how-to’ restoration instructional guide and workbook for landowners interested in sustainable natural landscape.