Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc.

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) is internationally recognized for our expertise in natural systems evaluation, restoration and management. KECE has undertaken hundreds of projects covering over a million acres including wetland and watershed restoration projects, land development projects, and applied research from southwest Florida to southeast Asia. The company’s vast watershed and ecosystem restoration experience has led to developing ecologically based engineering practices which are valuable to designing large scale sustainable developments. The firm’s depth of global experience evaluating the ecological conditions from the tropics of Africa to the tundra of Canada provides our clients with the highest level of confidence when making their decisions.

KECE’s History

KECE was established in 1980 as a one man operation under the philosophy of providing ecologically based services that are cost-effective and time sensitive to a range of private corporations, agricultural land owners, non-governmental organizations, private individuals, and public sector clients. Today, the firm continues to specialize in developing and applying progressive ecological approaches to a variety of projects ranging from the planning and permitting of the newest university for the State of Florida to providing ecological expertise as part of an international team working for the Malaysian government. Our ecologists have obtained professional certification through the Ecological Society of America (ESA) which requires a strong educational background in ecology combined with years of documented professional experience and demonstrated environmental ethics.

An Experienced Team

Our ecologists have a wide range of expertise from wetlands ecology to wildlife biology to watershed management to environmental permitting and planning. Each project manager has over ten years of professional experience to guide projects from site assessment through design, permitting, and construction on budget and on schedule. Our range of services also includes expert witness testimony and litigation assistance on complex and problematic issues. KECE also has extensive experience with forming professional teams and collaborating with other companies to provide a full range of professional expertise to produce the best project outcome for our clients.

Specialties

KECE specializes in landscape analysis, watershed evaluation, habitat restoration, environmental impact studies, and natural resource management and planning. The firm’s principal ecologist and founder, Kevin Erwin, pioneered wetland restoration and watershed management evaluation more than 30 years ago.

KECE’s projects include the design and permitting of Florida Gulf Coast University and the Gulfstream Natural Gas Pipeline, the Density Reduction-Groundwater Resource mega-watershed analysis, wetland mitigation banks, National Wildlife Refuges, coastal studies, wetland restoration and water management courses and watershed modeling.

KECE undertakes their projects by using their staff of Ecological Society of America (ESA) certified ecologists and GIS specialists along with a personally selected team of the world’s finest experts in other fields, thus making the project process highly efficient and successful at a significant cost savings to the project sponsor.