Writer “Cole” Clayton has worked on a range of ecologically focused projects for both private and public clients. His work ranges from streambank and native habitat restoration to regulatory compliance and multi-state ecosystem services analyses.
Prior to joining AES, Cole worked for five years as a licensed attorney in Montana and New York focusing on land conservation, water law, and financial markets. Cole is adept at leveraging his technical skills in AutoCAD, GIS, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite to help clients understand multiple options and consider new opportunities.
Whatever the project, Cole excels at solving complex land-use problems and mediating the tension between the possible and the practical.