Dr. Kim Chapman has worked as an ecologist, conservationist, and educator in private for-profit and non-profit sectors, academia, and government. Working with municipalities, counties, and other governmental units, A&E firms, non-profits, utilities, colleges, and private citizens from AES’ Minnesota office, he uses science to help clients balance conservation and development while finding affordable ways to design and build with nature.
Kim 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. His expertise includes planning, land and water management, ecological restoration, and wildlife research and conservation.