James Brooks, founder and president of Soilutions Inc., and principal of Adaptive Terrain Systems, has provided consultation, design and installation services for soil and water conservation for over 27 years. Widely respected in New Mexico as an erosion control expert, he has designed and installed storm water, erosion control and landscape systems at private, commercial, and governmental sites throughout the state. As an organics recycling expert, he has developed innovative applications for compost and mulch products in the arid Southwest. Trained as a permaculture designer and certified as a permaculture instructor, James uses permaculture principles as a guide to the preservation of natural resources, and the creation of healthy terrain systems.
He currently co-chairs the New Mexico Organic Recycling Organization and is former chair of the Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District. He has been an active member of the International Erosion Control Association since 1992 and is trained in Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Erosion & Sediment Control for Construction Sites, and Slope Protection. He is a staff instructor for the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED Compost Facility Operators Certification Course and has provided both workshops and professional consultation to the New Mexico Recycling Coalition, the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Workshop, and the Composted Mulch Specification Achievement Workshop.