Joshua is the Director of Ecological Services, and brings nearly 20 years of experience to this newest suite of capabilities in Matrix’s family of services. Joshua specializes in wildland and urban restoration, with particular emphasis on developing resilient and sustainable plant communities within urban systems. His extensive ecological experience includes project management on complex, multiyear permitting and redevelopment projects, park and open space design and master planning, innovative stormwater management strategies, urban stream restoration, rare or endangered species surveys, mitigation assessment and planning, disturbed riparian and upland systems evaluation, plant community design, and wetland delineations and permitting. His ability to work cross-functionally has resulted in multiple award-winning projects in the Denver Metro Area, including multiuse stormwater facilities, stream restoration, and infrastructure design projects recognized by City Parks Alliance, American Public Works Association, Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers, the Environmental Business Journal, and the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Ecological Services is focused on resolving challenges posed by more people moving to urban centers and associated pressures on the ecosystems we depend on as a society. Our Ecological Services practice is built on our commitment to creating higher-functioning, lower-maintenance systems for all to enjoy while providing opportunities for responsible development. This approach has been successfully applied across public- and private-sector projects on landscapes ranging from less than an acre to hundreds of acres. Joshua brings an ecological orientation to all project types, including housing developments, park design, green infrastructure, transportation, and more, resulting in the protection and restoration or enhancement of critical natural systems.