Scott Wallace, P.E.

Favorite ecosystem:

The spring-fed rivers in North Florida. So much going on with geology, water chemistry, and nature. The water clarity is outstanding, and you might swim up to a manatee, or an alligator or two.

Favorite thing to do when not working:


Role model:

James van Allen.  He was a physics professor at Iowa, and designed the Voyager space probes.  That work will outlast any of us.  He taught me a lot about how to organize scientific data, and the importance of building a good library from different sources.

A reformatted version of the Periodic Table of the Elements that Scott created for use in wetland design.

Childhood career ambition:

An oceanographer.  I always wanted a career that was focused on water, so environmental engineering is not far off the mark!

Favorite book:

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.

Music that instantly puts Scott in a good mood:


If Scott could be a superhero, his superpower would be:

Time travel.


I adopted my dog Jax off death row at the pound.  He’s a great dog!


Do you have any special talent/skill/passion that people may not be aware of?

I’m pretty good with a yo-yo or a frisbee.

Most memorable experience in nature:

Wilderness canoeing in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota.

Favorite food to make:

Bacon and fried eggs in my cast iron skillet.

Scott is originally from:

Somerset, Kentucky, in Pulaski County.

Further Reading

My Experience as a Biohabitats Intern
My Experience as a Biohabitats Intern
Biohabitats’ Chris Streb on the Rewilding Earth podcast: restoring & reimagining urban environments
Breathing from Center: Preparing for Transition & Leading with Our Values
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