Senior River Scientist/Designer
Johannes is a River Scientist/Designer with 15 years of experience as a project manager and technical lead on various projects involving: river restoration design, watershed and geomorphic assessments, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and modeling, biologic and ecologic assessments, and water quality investigations. His passion for seeing rivers move and adjust freely through time as needed has led him to promote designs considered geomorphically stable that do not armor the river in place, but rather allow for future disturbance and bank erosion. The use of large wood structures, offset protection where needed, and floodplain connection through benching, overflow channels, or simulated beavers structures (SBSs) are key components to creating a design that increases river health and function. As an avid fly-fisher Johannes has spent most of his life wandering rivers and attributes a lot of his keen understanding of river systems to this time spent on different waters around the world. In his free time Johannes enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, tying classic Atlantic salmon flies, and collecting/working on old English bicycles.
Education: M.S., Watershed Science; B.S., Communication