Travis Beck, nationally recognized landscape architect and ecologist, designs successional plant communities that adapt to change and disruption. Travis is Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware and author of Principles of Ecological Landscape Design.

Wiley Buck, restoration ecologist at Great River Greening in St. Paul, uses conservation grazing to control invasives and promote landscape restoration.

Leslie Brandt, climate change specialist at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, St. Paul, conducts research and demonstration projects adapting urban forest ecosystems to climate change.