Mitigation Banking and Habitat Restoration
E Sciences personnel have prepared, submitted, and received approval for all levels of ERP projects in many regions throughout Florida and the Gulf Coast. Our ability to conceptualize these projects from both the engineering design and the natural resource perspective provides clients with a unique and comprehensive project management resource. We have provided land restoration plans for the Southern Glades Everglades Restoration Area to restore habitat for the Cape Sable seaside sparrow and the Florida panther.
E Sciences can bring our extensive experience with large-scale wetland, stream and habitat restoration for mitigation and conservation banking purposes to bear in effective and efficient permitting and implementation of both publicly, grant-funded and privately funded restoration projects. Our breadth and depth of experience allows us to provide professional services from start to finish – from feasibility analysis through permitting to managing and/or hiring construction and restoration contractors for post-restoration monitoring and management. E Sciences’ scientists and engineers work as a cohesive team to provide the most ecologically and economically sound restoration design.
E Sciences assists landowners in conservation planning and developing land management and burning plans that enhance ecological and wildlife functions and values, and in choosing land stewardship strategies that balance multiple uses.
E Sciences’ ecologists and biologists regularly provide resource assessment and inventory services for public agencies managing public lands or tasked with inventorying and addressing natural resources. We also work with private landowners seeking evaluation of various ecological services their land can provide such as water quality improvement and nutrient removal, carbon sequestration, and endangered/threatened species conservation. E Sciences’ scientists and GIS technicians are highly skilled in the use of GIS and GPS technologies to conduct natural resource inventorying and analysis such as canopy studies, nuisance and exotic species mapping, native habitat mapping, historical land use changes, wildlife census and surveying, and long-term ecological community structural changes.