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Nazario Rivas

Senior Operations Manager


Nazario Rivas is the senior operations manager with Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC.

Mr. Rivas has over 19 years of experience in both traditional and sustainable landscape construction and ecosystem restoration. His work includes habitat restoration, native plant installation, stewardship, coastal shoreline/streambank stabilization, ravine/bluff restoration, wetland mitigation, water run-off solutions, bioswales, rain gardens, green roofs, prescribed burning, permeable paving, retaining walls, and other sustainable hardscapes.

As senior operations manager, he is responsible for organizing and facilitating all crew activities and field operations of the company.  His activities include direct client contact, supervision of staff, daily scheduling, equipment and vehicle maintenance, training, safety, sales, preparing/reviewing and implementing work/construction plans, QA/QC of work, profitability analysis/tracking, and supervision of subcontractors as merited.

Projects include work with various commercial and government clients including: Indiana DNR; Openlands; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; U.S Army Corps of Engineers; and DuPage, Will, Lake, and Kane County Forest Preserve Districts. Mr. Rivas is proficient in natural plant flora and woody identification, operation of heavy equipment, and is fluent in Spanish.


Conservation Land Stewardship, LLC, Elmhurst, IL, 2000 – Present

Tatanka, Inc., Brookfield, IL, 1999

Pizzo & Associates, Inc., Leland, IL, 1997 - 1999