Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc.

Dear friends and colleagues,

As our firm approaches our 38th anniversary this November, we will be implementing a new and exciting strategy at KLECE. Over the past four-decades our company has been richly blessed with a terrific team, great clients and many opportunities to participate in outstanding projects. We have never been motivated by profit, always taking challenging projects for clients who shared our belief in conservation, sustainability and professional ethics. Being able to stay on that path for all this time has been a blessing that we do not take for granted.

I believe that we are now experiencing one of the most critical and challenging times in recent ecological history with climate change, unprecedented economic growth, poverty, food and water shortages, water quality degradation, floods, and rapidly diminishing biological diversity.

Many of the skill sets that our firm has developed over the years need to be applied now for the common good in the planning and design stage of a project or when developing opportunities for ecological restoration, solving difficult ecological problems and improving livelihoods. With our years of experience we can quickly provide an evaluation to complete a project or get you back on the right track.

In the future, our company will be focused on dealing with these issues as a partner and advocate for a healthier planet. We will not be focused on fees but rather on the outcomes that will result from applying science, sound engineering and working together.

You can contact me directly for additional information at klerwin@environment.com

Thanks!

Kevin

 

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) is internationally recognized for our expertise in ecosystem ecology, 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 south 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  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.

We are problem-solvers and our global experience can help you develop innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental issues.

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. Our three lead project managers have over 80 years of professional experience to guide projects from site assessment through design, permitting, and construction on budget and on schedule. There’s not many environmental problems that we haven’t dealt with over the last 38 years. Our range of services also includes expert witness testimony and litigation assistance on complex and problematic issues including logging, phosphate mining, biodiversity conservation and Everglades protection. KECE 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 and it’s also how we minimize our overhead and cost to 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.