We are pragmatic optimists, passionate about environmental restoration and empowering people. We see firsthand the positive difference our projects make.
Our team is unique
At WLS, our team makes us unique. We have 100 years of combined restoration experience in the core WLS leadership team alone! We are considered experts at pairing financially sound mitigation solutions with sustainable ecological restoration.
Our passion and energy for success sets us apart. Our knowledge and experience is deep and wide. We work in all states across the US where ecosystem restoration is needed.
Our team is made up of passionate and professional (and fun!) world-class geomorphologists, hydrologists, ecologists, and engineers. With over 100 years of combined restoration and project experience, we have the expertise to ensure our projects exceed your expectations.
Kayne van Stell
Nate Ober, PG
Josh White, PG, PE, CFM, CPESC
Tory Grayson, PWS
Sammy Jo Hinnant
Frequently Asked Questions
What expertise does the WLS team have?
The restoration industry is unique in its level of diversity and skill sets required to implement successful projects. The WLS team represents the top echelon of multidisciplinary experts in our industry. Our expertise, varied backgrounds, educational experiences, geographical range, and understanding of project success is unparalleled. We have in-house scientists, financial experts, engineers, monitoring and maintenance experts, biologists, geomorphologists, geologists…literally specialists from all aspects of the industry reside in-house at WLS.
What makes you different from other mitigation providers?
Our passion is to empower people while transforming and restoring the environment. We know that environmental restoration doesn't have to be a zero-sum game, and that everyone can win. We've seen it happen. Our team includes some of our industry's most respected specialists in the United States. We love taking on challenging projects because they allow us to bring all our skills and expertise to the table.
Is your mitigation experience limited to certain regions, projects, or credit types?
We have either operated, or have people who have worked in, every market where mitigation exists. Currently, we do not have projects in all 50 states, but our restoration footprint continues to expand. We have the ability and experience to successfully develop and implement all types of restoration projects throughout the country.