Presented by Ted Hartsig, MS CPSS – Senior Scientist, Olsson, Inc.
Ted is a certified professional soil scientist with specialization in natural resources management and restoration, including extensive experience in urban green spaces, stormwater management, and urban and rural ecosystem restoration. He has contributed to the development of soil and plant management strategies in both urban and rural landscape projects, including research and design of stormwater infiltration systems in BMPs, plant establishment and maintenance, and construction techniques to develop and maintain successful, sustainable soil profiles. He has authored multiple documents, including “Bioretention Gardens: A Manual for Contractors in Omaha,” and “Sustainable Landscapes: Rain Gardens, Bioswales, and Xeric Gardens.” His experience includes working with the professional design teams for the design and construction of native landscapes at the George W. Bush Library in Dallas, the Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, soils for native landscapes for the University of Notre Dame Sculpture Park, and design and construction of soils for Memorial Park and Hermann Park in Houston, Tulsa’s Gathering Place Park, Boulevard Crossin Park in Atlanta, and corporate campuses across the U.S. He has a B.S. degree in Biology/Plant Physiology from Northern Arizona University and M.S. degree in Soil Science/Agronomy from Kansas State University.