In development projects of all scales, the concepts of conservation development can be woven into the plan for enhanced quality of life as well as infrastructure and O+M cost savings.
AES considers conservation planning to be of critical importance, in line with our company mission to bring the science of ecology to all land-use decisions.
Throughout the development process, we help ensure important land protection, stewardship and management needs of valuable natural resources are clearly addressed.
No two land development projects are alike. AES has the credentials and decades of experience applying our ecological approach to successful, creative land-use projects – from urban harbor-side sites to residential conservation development. Our work includes ecological planning, permitting, design-build, construction and construction oversight, mitigation, operations and maintenance, and monitoring, among many other science-based services.
Our range of services, customized to project needs, includes:
- Ecological Site Assessment, Planning, + Design
- Stormwater Management Planning + Engineering
- Permitting Assistance
- Comprehensive Wetland + Stream Services
- Ecological Design-Build Services
- Environmental Assessment (EA/EIS)
- Brownfield Reclamation
- Threatened + Endangered Species Studies
- Ecological Restoration Construction
- Comprehensive GIS, Mapping, + Imaging
- Compliance Monitoring
- Natural Area O + M
- Public Outreach + Education
As an ecological firm, AES values the concept of living in and with nature. Our land development efforts integrate natural functions with client and project needs, benefiting not only the environment, but also operational costs and quality of life.
Part of the value we bring to a project is our ability to act as an impartial technical expert, understanding and communicating with all parties – clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders – to find common ground.
Our approach finds a comfortable balance between community needs and desires, local and regional ecology, and sustainable economic growth, while building upon previous planning efforts.
Multiple benefits accrue from this approach, including benefits to conservation, commerce and community. Conservation developments, green infrastructure projects, and industrial/brownfield redevelopment all demonstrate positive impacts from this ecological approach, often at lower costs compared to planning approaches that place less value on sustainability and ecological health.