Infrastructure + Ecology

Frequently, infrastructure projects involving roads, utilities, or rail lines are faced with unavoidable impacts to wetlands and other regulated environments.

AES works with public and private clients and agencies to design and construct solutions that meet infrastructure needs while minimizing impacts or even improving ecological conditions through restoration.

AES routinely assists with permitting projects with state and federal natural resource agencies for transportation and utility corridors, wetland mitigations, wind farms, landfill expansions, and many others. Our clients have expressed appreciation for our thorough, proactive work, and regulators have a high regard for our scientific approach.

Our range of services, customized to project needs, includes:

  • Comprehensive Wetland Services
  • Environmental Assessment (EA/EIS)
  • Brownfield Restoration
  • Threatened + Endangered Species Studies
  • Ecological Design + Construction
  • Aerial Imaging, Remote Sensing, + Mapping
  • Compliance Monitoring

Approach

When the built environment clashes with the natural, AES scientists approach the needs of infrastructure projects with ecological principles and creative win-win strategies.

By applying ecological science to the issues of development and infrastructure improvements, we are routinely able to find solutions that would be otherwise overlooked by conventional engineering and design.

Projects infused with ecological science offer multiple benefits for wildlife, habitat, water quality, flood reduction, and sustainability, and often provide for a streamlined regulatory process and lower maintenance cost.

 


Infrastructure Portfolio

Highway 53 Corridor

Highway 53 Corridor

Illinois Tollway HED

Illinois Tollway HED

Johnson Creek

Johnson Creek

KC NRI I

KC NRI I

KC NRI II

KC NRI II

Metra Antioch Wetland Bank

Metra Antioch Wetland Bank

Midwest Railroad Expansion

Midwest Railroad Expansion

Pennsauken Creek

Pennsauken Creek

Wisconsin River Bridgework

Wisconsin River Bridgework

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