James, Founder and President of Ecological Landscape Management is a noted educator, speaker and practitioner with expertise in high performance soil design, ecological landscape management and sustainable landcare data collection technologies.
James was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine (2015) in an article on soil biology titled “Life in the Dirt” (2015) leading the discussion about the importance of healthy soil biology for high performance landscapes. James also recently authored a 3-part series in ASLA’s Sustainable Design and Development Field blog titled: “A (Natural) Melody in Midtown” (2017) (hyperlink: https://thefield.asla.org/2017/05/09/a-natural-melody-in-midtown/), “Mycorrhizae: Ecological Successions’s Copilot” (hyperlink: https://thefield.asla.org/2017/06/15/mycorrhizae-ecological-successions-copilot/) and “Things are not always as they Seem” ( https://thefield.asla.org/2018/04/05/things-are-not-always-as-they-seem/).
James and the Ecological Landscape Management team partner with Studioverde on SITES certification advisory services to meet Prerequisite and Credit requirements. Other SITES-related specialty services include: high performance soil design and specifications, research and data collection (program development, methods and training) and sustainable land management planning.