Critical Areas Ordinances and other land-use regulations and restrictions are a result of the need to protect and manage ecological resources, specifically wetlands and streams, amidst wide-spread development. Today, these protections help society to work and build on the land responsibly. Making wise business choices and being land stewards does not have to be odds. Today is the era of "Win-Win" and I support clients to achieve this goal.
Whether developing a property and building a new home or doing a re-design, your project has complex systems that require professional services. I will guide you through the ecological or critical areas process including mitigation or restoration design.
My Services Include:
Identifying your ecosystem resources and critical area boundaries during site planning and permitting.
Evaluating and clarifying your necessary versus avoidable development impacts during site planning.
Making changes to your land requires regulatory oversight and compliance. I understand the process from start to completion and will get you there on time, on budget.
Whether making voluntary improvements or meeting a permit requirement, ecological interventions are always the right choice.
Stewarding the ecosystem means also knowing the wildlife sharing your land with you and opportunities to optimize for keystone and sensitive species.
Knowing the species, structure, and plant communities on your property is foundational to assessing the health of your site and your resilience to climate change.