Steve Beeman, M.S. has worked with native Florida plant communities for
39 years. As a biologist with early State of Florida environmental agencies,
he studied and regulated impacts to coastal wetland habitats in east central
Florida. In 1978 he founded Ecoshores, Inc, a company that built and planted
over 2,500 acres of native wetlands and upland forests.
Steve was a founding member of the Florida Association of Environmental
Professionals and the Association of Florida Native Nurseries. He is a member
of the Florida Nurserymen, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA).
He has authored and co-authored several papers and publications related to
coastal ecosystems, native Florida plants, creating wetlands and vegetating shorelines.
Forest Beeman,B.S., has a degree in environmental horticulture from
Texas A&M University and, in January 2000, joined Steve in forming
Beeman’s Nursery, Inc., a company that specializes in growing and planting
native grasses and aquatic plants. He was also instrumental in designing a
patented floating wetland system called Beemats.
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