Brown Dion Resume/CV

Sheri Brown Dion

Sheri Brown Dion is a Certified Interpretive Planner (NAI) and California licensed Landscape Architect (No. 4245) with more than 20 years of experience in interpretive planning and design, open space and trails planning, and environmental restoration. Her breadth of project work reflects her understanding of how public access to open space enriches people’s lives, compassion and understanding for each other and the natural world. Local access to and appreciation for natural areas also creates healthier communities, healthier people and a healthier environment. She has developed interpretive plans and exhibits to help local agencies reach out to the public and begin to foster local stewardship for sensitive environments. Interpretive exhibits are a frequent component of greenbelts and other multi-use trail projects. She is also skilled in public outreach and public meeting facilitation.

Professional Highlights

  • Tallac Applied Ecology & Design, LLC. Principal, Landscape Architect, 2007-present
    EDAW, Landscape Architect, 2003-2007
  • University of California, Davis, Lecturer in Landscape Architecture Department, 2004-2005
  • Brown Dion Design, Sole Proprietor, 2002-2006
  • Jones & Stokes Associates, Landscape Architect, 1992-2002


B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of California (Davis), 1991 Emphasis in plant ecology


  • Licensed Landscape Architect, California License No. 4245
  • Certified Interpretive Planner, NAI
  • Professional Organizations
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • National Association for Interpretation


  • Assn. of Environmental Professionals – 2002 Award of Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document
  • Assn. of Environmental Professionals – 1994 Honorable Mention for Public Involvement and Education
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Merit 1991

Selected Teaching Experience

UC Davis Extension Course – Restoration Planning, Design, and Implementation: Co-taught restoration process course geared for agency and private sector staff new to ecosystem restoration.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Sweeney, Michelle, Editor et. al. Sheri Brown Dion and G. Dion authors Chapter 4. 2008. Sierra Nevada Yard & Garden: A homeowner’s guide to landscaping in the Sierra Nevada. Published by Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Brown, S.C. and T. Burwell, PhD. 2002. Restoration of the Lower American River Parkway Part 1: Landscape History and Planning Background. Society for Ecological Restoration and Ecological Society of America 2002 International Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Brown, S.C. 2001. Interpretive Exhibits on Restoration Sites: A Better Way to Say, “Keep off the Prairie.” Ecological Restoration. Volume 19 No 2. University of Wisconsin Press. Madison, WI.

Brown, S.C. 2001. Effective Applications and Techniques for Interpretive Exhibits on Restoration Sites. Society for Ecological Restoration 2001 International Conference. Liverpool, England

Brown, S.C., N. Kroska, J.J. Donaldson, and D. Cotter. 1997. Habitat Restoration in an Urban Setting: Integrating Desert Riparian Habitat, Groundwater Recharge, and Community Participation. In Wetlands and Riparian Restoration: Taking a Broader View Conference Proceedings. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA