Karen Verpeet, MLA
Program Managing Director
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
Karen Verpeet is Managing Director of the Resilient Landscapes Program at the San Francisco Estuary Institute. She is a registered landscape architect with 20 years of professional experience in the design and planning of habitat restoration and open space projects. Many of these projects have involved creating habitat for sensitive wildlife species, integrating native habitats at the urban-wildlands interface, and coordinating with regulatory agencies and local municipalities, communities, and stakeholders.
Karen is an experienced project and program manager. She has managed teams of ecologists, landscape architects, and other teaming partners in complex ecological design and planning projects. She works closely with clients to inform their strategic and technical decisions, and her follow through and attention to detail allow her to closely track project details.
She holds a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology & Management from UC Davis.