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Evelyn Howell

Design, restoration, management and conservation of Midwestern native plant communities

Professor and chair, landscape architecture College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-6964 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Prairie, savanna and woodland restoration and management: creating interactive, flexible plans to organize activities; use of embedded research to guide future projects
  • Natural landscape design: use of native plants in parks; residential landscapes for purposes of connecting people to nature and creating beauty
  • Site inventory and analysis: procedures to evaluate existing vegetation, soils, water, structures & cultural artifacts, to create sustainable designs
  • Vegetation of Wisconsin


  • Current member and past chair, Wisconsin's Natural Areas Preservation Council
  • UW-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Co-editor, "Historical Ecology"
  • Former president, city of Madison Parks Commission and several city committees related to conservation or gardening
  • Author or co-author of restoration or management plans for the city of Madison, UW-Madison Arboretum, the National Park Service