In the biota written about by Aldo Leopold, the cogs and wheels of our natural world are plants and animals. If we are intelligent in our land-use tinkering, we must first learn about the cogs and wheels, whether at site-scale or regional. This is the objective of Natural Resource Inventory.
AES botanists and ecologists complete dozens of NRI projects and natural area assessments every year, in nearly every biome of the U.S., at all project scales, for many different organizations, with many differing objectives.
The question, in all cases, is “What are the existing conditions?”
Whether we’re in the field using quadrats along transects to identify plants and document vegetation cover, or we’re developing new ways to use aerial imagery, remote sensing, and GIS for land interpretation, AES’ objective is to provide the scientific understanding needed for intelligent tinkering with land-use decisions.
- Natural Resource Inventory
- Vegetation Inventory + Monitoring
- Wildlife Studies
- Permitting Assistance
- Aerial Imaging + Mapping
- GIS Analysis + Data Interpretation
- Remote Sensing + Analysis