Environmental Consulting

improving important natural resources

Services include a full-suite of environmental planning, grant writing, water quality monitoring, natural resource assessments, event organization, conference planning and public speaking, mapping, and environmental education for schools, communities and groups.

These services are commonly needed by municipalities that are too busy or do not have the expertise to ensure that planning is completed based on state and federal environmental laws. Lake associations and land trusts require these services to protect or improve natural resources within their jurisdiction in order to support their mission, the wishes of their membership and the citizens.

Environmental Planning And Advocacy

Ecological Instincts has the knowledge and know-how to provide municipalities, watershed groups, and other non-profits with the tools needed to tackle challenging projects by developing useful and thoughtfully prepared planning documents. Services include water resource planning; watershed planning; open-space planning; development of water quality monitoring plans; strategic and long-range planning; municipal ordinance review and development; and stormwater planning. We engage your communities and organizations using creative planning techniques for addressing environmental issues.

Water Quality Monitoring

The data tells the story. Ecological Instincts provides its clients with a full suite of monitoring and assessment services including lake and stream monitoring, stormwater outfall monitoring, bacteria source tracking, continuous monitoring using data loggers, geomorphic assessments and stream habitat assessments, data analysis and trend analyses.

Natural Resource Assessments

With a focus on both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, Ecological Instincts provides a host of field-based assessment services including wetland delineation and mapping, terrestrial and aquatic invasive species surveys, Natural Resource Inventories, watershed surveys, rapid habitat assessments and geomorphic assessments.

Grant Writing

Ecological Instincts has been successful seeking, writing and acquiring grants to support environmental projects such as environmental education, advocacy, watershed/stream restoration and more. We find the funds needed to kick-off a start-up project, support non-profit organizations, or supplement existing projects.

Environmental Education

With literally hundreds of public presentations under our belt, Ecological Instincts provides organizations and school groups with quality educational presentations, hands-on science education both in and outside the classroom, can coordinate volunteer projects such as buffer enhancements or invasive species removal projects, water quality monitoring training and more.

Event Organization, Conference Planning, & Public Speaking

Ecological Instincts provides clients with the project management or extra assistance needed to pull off successful conferences, seminars and public forums. We can provide attractive marketing materials and press releases, and/or detail oriented conference planning and sponsorship support services to make events run smoothly. Ecological Instincts has extensive experience with public speaking and can present on a variety of environmental topics of interest, or can help clients develop an engaging public presentation.


Ecological Instincts provides colorful and geographically accurate maps that highlight important findings for environmental projects using both GPS and GIS mapping technology.