KEVIN CALDWELL, Principal and Conservation Biologist
Kevin Caldwell holds a BS in Environmental Science / Ecology from the University of North Carolina, Asheville (1996). In 1997 Kevin formed Appalachian Ecological Consultants (now MTS). He is a botanist, ecologist, wildlife biologist, and conservation biologist with 25 years experience. Kevin specializes in botanical and wildlife inventories, rare species survey, natural community classification, GIS mapping, old growth forest delineation. Since the late 1990’s he has helped pioneer “minimum-impact” green developments across the region. Kevin implements forest and wetland restoration projects, exotic-invasives species and hemlock adelgid controls, and numerous specialized land management techinques.
From 2002-2005, he developed the Sweet Water Trust’s (Boston, MA) Baseline Documentation and Monitoring Program for “Wildlands” easements, implementing it on over 50,000 acres in northern New England, downeast Maine, and the Adirondacks interacting with The Nature Conservancy, the New Hampshire Forest Society, the Downeast Lakes Forestry Partnership, and the 15,000-acre historic Brandreth Park in the central Adirondacks – the first large land grant in the Park. In the Blue Ridge, Kevin has surveyed over 300,000 acres of land locating hundreds of rare plant, wildlife, habitat, and other critical natural resources.
Kevin serves on the Roan Mountain Advisory Committee (2012+). In 2008 he was named as one of three lifetime trustees of the Pioneer Farm Educational Center of Colebrook, NH – the longest running family-owned & operated farm in New Hampshire. He formerly served as Chair of the Land Management Committee of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Kevin is a rabid fan of snow and snow-sports, and he enjoys mountain biking, canoeing, making beer, making artwork, and the lost Blue Ridge art of sugaring – maple syrup making.