The Local Guidance Document for U.S. Entities provides a detailed resource for local salmon recovery...
Natural Resource Management
ESA team members share a common goal of protecting, enhancing, and restoring the natural environment—from the headwaters to the coast—and creating resilient landscapes and recreational destinations that benefit our communities. Our experts pioneered some of the earliest wetland restoration planning efforts and published tidal wetland restoration design guidelines that are now widely used by restoration practitioners throughout the U.S.
Riley Ranch Nature Reserve
Perched along the Deschutes River near Bend, Oregon, the 184-acre Riley Ranch Nature Reserve (RRNR) features riparian habitat, open grasslands, juniper and pine forests, unique lava flows, cliffs, and the river’s rocky canyon.
Client: Bend Parks and Recreation
Lemon Bay Preserve Habitat Restoration
The Lemon Bay Preserve creates 8.4 acres of estuarine wetlands, doubling the size of the existing tarpon nursery area, creating 5.2 acres of freshwater wetlands, and enhancing an additional 5.3 acres of existing freshwater wetland areas.
Charlotte County, FL
Client: Sarasota County
San Geronimo Creek Restoration Project
More than 1,300 feet of San Geronimo Creek restoration was designed and implemented to improve fish passage and reconnect flood habitat to improve access to spawning and rearing habitat for endangered Central California Coast Coho Salmon.
San Geronimo, CA
Client: Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN)
Osceola County Land Management
Osceola County owns about 8,000 acres of park properties where visitors hike, bike, kayak, canoe, enjoy boat ramp access to some of the nation’s best bass fishing lakes, and experience unparalleled wildlife viewing and camping opportunities. Proper planning and management is critical for protecting both the quality of these assets and the experience within them.
Osceola County, FL
Client: County of Osceola
Our interdisciplinary team of ecologists, hydrologists, biologists, geomorphologists, engineers, water quality specialists, and landscape architects work together to create practical, ecosystem-based designs. We blend rigorous scientific analysis with practical engineering solutions.
We offer a full range of restoration and conservation services to help clients solve mitigation challenges—from initial planning, feasibility studies, and conceptual design through permits, environmental compliance, and final design. We provide bid documents, construction phase services, and post-project monitoring to implement our designs, which allow natural habitats to reclaim their role in a healthy ecosystem.
Through stewardship of land and other natural resources, we preserve and conserve these assets while accommodating planned growth and development.
News & Ideas
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Susan leads the team’s ongoing work in transportation and airports, conservation planning and restoration design...