Meet Gei's

Vance Howard

Senior Restoration Ecologist/Project Manager

Vance Howard is a senior restoration ecologist and project manager with more than 20 years of experience in planning, designing, and implementing restoration and mitigation projects in riverine, riparian, wetland, grassland, oak woodland, and forested habitats. He specializes in large-scale conservation and mitigation planning, including multi-benefit projects that integrate ecosystem restoration and natural resource management with flood protection, recreation, agriculture, and urban planning. Vance has extensive on-the-ground experience managing construction of ecological and landform restoration, habitat mitigation, streambed realignment, and biotechnical erosion control projects in California.

Vance joined GEI as the Sacramento-based Ecological Restoration team leader. Vance and his team specialize in taking projects from concept to construction, and beyond.

Vance has a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry from the University of California – Davis.

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Sacramento, California


  • California Society for Ecological Restoration, Member
  • Society for Ecological Restoration, Member