In an ever-changing world where resource scarcity and urbanization create complex challenges for our society, the need for resilient and sustainable ecosystems is becoming more apparent. Having access to high-quality, aesthetically pleasing landscapes provides a bevy of ecosystem services that benefit our communities in ways that can be difficult to measure and some that are not. For example, walking in a neighborhood park with native flowers and grasses that provide pollinator habitat and stormwater controls can be a source of stress relief and also provide higher home prices. But that doesn’t happen on its own. Creating multi-functional spaces requires deep ecological knowledge and experience in design, permitting, construction, and landscape maintenance. The Ecological Services team works with municipal, state, and federal resource agencies, developers, oil and gas extractors, and other private businesses to navigate the complex path of regulation and ecosystems to find a cost-effective and viable solution to balance societal needs and ecosystem function. Ecological Services focuses on habitat health and restoration, natural resource planning, environmental compliance, and mitigation through:

  • Ecological assessments, including plant community and soil evaluations
  • Nature-informed design approaches and landscape architecture
  • Site and regional strategic plans
  • Noxious and non-native weed assessments and control recommendations
  • Restoration and creation of climate-resilient, native vegetation communities
  • Wildlife studies and action plans

Ecological Services focuses on ecosystem function, corridor restoration, planning and regulatory compliance, and improvement. Our expert team achieves this through strong technical backgrounds and years of experience in the public and private sectors. We create, restore, and maintain native and climate-resilient vegetation communities and habitats. We evaluate native wildlife assemblages and corridors, survey special status species, and inform planning to limit human-wildlife conflict within the natural and built environments.