The Association of Con-servation Engineers (ACE) is a professional organization of engineers and others in related disciplines who work with the natural environment and promote the application of sound engineering practices in the field of natural resource protection and recreation development.
ACE is an international organization and was founded on March 6, 1961, in Washington, D.C.
The organization's objective is to bring together the knowledge and experience of engineers and other personnel employed by conservation and recreation agencies and consultants who have a community of specialized interests in the areas of fish, wildlife, parks, forests and related conservation and recreation fields.
Conservation engineering involves the creation of outdoor recreation facilities that everyone can use and enjoy safely. But more important, conservation engineering ensures that these facilities blend into the surrounding environment as much as possible in order to enhance the areas' natural resources. It's a field that requires expertise in many engineering disciplines, such as construction, structural, hydraulic and sanitary, to name a few.
Along with this engineering versatility, conservation engineers must have an understanding of the biological and environmental functions of the project on which they are working. They must be able to transform the biological requirements of fish production or wildlife management into an operating facility; protect and rebuild the past as part of rehabilitating historic structures; and apply creative thinking and innovative design solutions to construct recreation facilities in environmentally sensitive areas.
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