In planning to improve the ecological health and function of natural areas, AES has found that a serious application of science provides a solid underpinning for creative solutions to the problems of development in urban and rural settings.
Whether regulatory or otherwise motivated, a project undertaken by AES will always be infused with benefits derived from a focus on ecosystem health and sustainability principles.
Sustainability in the interaction and interplay between land, water, wildlife communities, and the built environment is achieved only through a holistic approach founded on established ecological science.
AES’ restoration design follows a process of initial inventory of natural resources and features, and assessment of ecological conditions and land-uses. Planning and design is also informed by historical conditions to build a complete foundation of data.
Upon these understandings, we are able to identify and map conservation priorities, issues, and opportunities, including core habitats and connectivity, protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality, etc.
Such resource-driven planning and analysis produces an ecological stewardship vision that translates into designs to restore and enhance native plant and animal communities, with multiple quality of life benefits for all.