Design Based in Science
Applied Ecological Services is one of the leading ecological consulting firms in the world; we are dedicated to bringing the science of ecology to land-use decisions. AES applies science to provide practical land-use solutions that strike the most favorable balance between cultural needs, cost efficiencies and ecological sustainability. Our knowledge of ecological systems provides a solid foundation for creating balanced ecological designs and solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective and enduring.
More than the Sum of the Parts
Established in 1978, AES consulting and design services offer comprehensive, coordinated expertise in ecological science, sustainable civil engineering, landscape architecture and GIS. Consulting and design services are supported by an experienced contracting division that implements on-the-ground ecological projects, backed by one of the largest, most diverse native seed and plant nurseries in the U.S. This unique combination of in-house staff experience - bringing together ecology, engineering, design, data management, contracting and nursery science – provides innovation, accountability, flexibility, streamlined project management and most importantly, designs that work.
With offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Kansas, AES conducts projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America and occasionally in Europe and Asia. Our scientists and designers are familiar with virtually every biome in the Western Hemisphere. Our contracting and nursery employees are highly skilled, long standing team members fully capable of executing complex projects in challenging situations.
Reputation of Excellence & Innovation
AES has built its reputation by repeatedly finding creative solutions to complex environmental problems – for a wide variety of clients. By applying an Ecological Systems Approach™ with integrated teams made up of our talented staff as well as experts outside the company, AES is able to contribute creative environmental solutions that achieve or exceed client, stakeholder and regulatory objectives.
Furthering Leopold’s Land Ethic
Our professional and ethical credibility with agencies, customers and the public is based on our firmly held belief that we have a moral obligation to protect and restore ecological health. We believe, as penned by Aldo Leopold, “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”