Great Ecology is an ecological and environmental consulting firm focused on the restoration, planning, and design of both natural and urban environments through sustainable solutions. We integrate science with design to solve complex ecological challenges to achieve environmental, social, and business goals.
Great Ecology assisted Thomas Balsley Associates on the ecological factors of a master planned eco-community in Tainjin, China. The 66.5 square mile site is between two parallel rivers which, as the masterplan states, will be conjoined by a snaking, man-made river, creating a connected series of residential islands in the process. Great Ecology comprehensively assisted the team with the environmental concerns of water diversion, including water treatment and use, habitat management and creation, seasonal water volume, and other functions of the ecological layer
Great Ecology provided ecological consulting and design recommendations for the Beidhaihe Waterfront Master Plan & Schematic Design project in Hebei Province, People’s Republic of China. Our focus was to advance various wetland and upland restoration opportunities and constraints, manage stormwater, and reduce erosion to drive eco-tourism to the site. Great Ecology also provided ecologically-focused landscape design criteria to inform the master planning process and landscape designs to enhance potential revenues from the project, reduce long-term maintenance costs and environmental risks, and improve the local environment for the community
As part of several ongoing, confidential projects, Great Ecology is developing a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) of numerous industrial sites that have been the source of ongoing contamination, spills, and injury to ecosystems. To evaluate natural resources injuries and specify the type and amount of restoration required to offset those injuries, Great Ecology is conducting both field and research-based evaluations of impacts to water, sediments, soil, and biotic resources. Through this NRDA, Great Ecology studies the effects of localized industrial impacts on fish, wildlife, surrounding habitats, and public use of those resources. The final NRDA Report will summarize these findings and present potential opportunities for habitation restoration both regionally and at the contaminated sites.Read More
Great Ecology is assisting a confidential client and the State of New Mexico in supporting litigation related to release of per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on US Air Force Bases in the State. PFAS represent a complex class of chemical compounds that have been used by military and aerospace industries throughout the US. The EPA recognizes the toxic impacts to human health and the environment and has begun to develop measures to address the potential liability and consequences. Great Ecology’s technical team has developed deep expertise in PFAS contamination and is employing that knowledge to evaluate data collected from the air force bases and adjacent properties and assess potential environmental impacts from the release of PFAS, including investigations into potential risk to drinking water and biota from PFAS contaminants
Great Ecology was engaged to provide mitigation bank consulting services on the Moosa Creek Wetland Mitigation Bank (Site) in both the due diligence and permitting phases. Great Ecology conducted a detailed pre-project evaluation to determine the potential value of the Site as an investment, which included an evaluation of the existing design plan and draft permit documents, a pro forma analysis, and a strategy to entitle the Site as a wetland mitigation bank. Following a round of capital funding, Great Ecology is leveraging its planning expertise with its in-depth local public agency experience to advance the project through the design and permitting process