Lee Forbes

Senior Ecosystem Restoration Engineer
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Houston, TX


Mr. Forbes serves as a Senior Ecosystem Restoration Engineer for SWCA Environmental Consultants. Based in SWCA’s  Houston, Texas and Louisiana operations, he provides engineering and design support for ecosystem restoration projects across the company. HIs experience as a consulting civil/environmental engineer spans more than 30 years. In the last 18 years, Mr. Forbes has applied his unique and diverse background toward the emerging field of sustainable watershed resources management, with an emphasis on the engineering aspects of ecosystem restoration and has been certified as a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards. Of note, he has served as project manager/lead design engineer for numerous stream restoration, wetland restoration, and ecologically-enhanced channel stabilization/restoration design projects in Texas, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Alabama, Colorado, California, and Washington. These projects have been implemented in numerous physiographic settings across the country, including the mountain, piedmont, great lakes, prairie, coastal plains, and estuarine provinces.