Leon Staab

Leon Staab
Chief Stormwater Engineer
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P: 816-822-3214
F: 816-822-3514

Expertise and Experience in Ecosystem Restoration

Expertise and Experience in Ecosystem Restoration

All ecosystems exist in a delicate balance. Restoring that natural balance requires technical expertise and practical experience.

With experience ranging from environmental studies to design of the world's largest wetlands restoration project, Burns & McDonnell is the partner you can trust to make your project a success.

Broad Expertise to Solve Ecosystem Challenges

Burns & McDonnell has the experience and expertise to deal with any challenge.

Our staff of engineers, scientists and technicians has expertise in civil engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, botany, zoology, limnology and aquatic biology, among other disciplines. It's an environmental and engineering team that will work hand-in-hand with you to design a project that looks and functions like natural systems.

Rebuilding the Florida Everglades

We are the lead consulting firm for the Everglades Construction Project, the largest wetland restoration project in the world. It has involved creation of 45,000 acres of wetlands that have dramatically improved the quality of water flowing into the Flordia Everglades. Our design for this project's Stormwater Treatment Area 3/4 won the American Council of Engineering Companies' Grand Conceptor Award, the top prize in engineering for that year.

Other projects include environmental studies and design for a federal project to enhance wildlife and fish spawning habitat along the Missouri River and feasibility studies for wetland banking and wetland replacements for clients throughout the United States. We have prepared more than 100 wetland restoration/mitigation plans.

  • Wetland delineation
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Hydraulic modeling
  • Groundwater modeling
  • New or enhanced wetland design
  • Geomorphology
  • Botanical surveys
  • Aquatic resource sampling
  • Water quality modeling
  • Environmental assessments
  • Regulatory assistance and permitting
  • Cultural resource studies
  • Threatened and endangered species evaluation