Watershed Studies – Lee & Volusia Counties

KECE has conducted numerous watershed and mega-watershed studies for a variety of purposes. In the late 1980’s the firm worked with David Godschalk to produce the Lee County Coastal Study to be used in amending the Coastal Management Element of their … [Read more...]

Old Collier Golf Club

In 1997 and 1998, KECE conducted habitat mapping, wetland assessments, wildlife surveys, and designed wildlife management and wetland restorations plans as part of the federal, state, and local permitting process to gain approval of a professional … [Read more...]

Mangrove Restoration at Windstar

The mangrove restoration at the Windstar Country Club was initiated due to the destruction of wetlands during the construction of the Windstar Golf Course in 1981 thus making this project one of the oldest documented mangrove restoration projects. … [Read more...]

Lee County Port Authority

KECE served as the general environmental consultant for the Lee County Port Authority from 1998 to 2003. KECE managed issues including environmental permitting, habitat management, restoration, and wildlife for both the Southwest Florida … [Read more...]

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

During the 1980’s, conservation biologists, state and federal wildlife agencies were assessing the condition of a dwindling population of Florida panthers, approximately 30 at the time. In the mid-1980’s, having recently completing panther surveys in … [Read more...]

Florida Gulf Coast University

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) was an integral part of the Florida Gulf Coast University design team commissioned in 1991 to develop a Campus Master Plan that was “in harmony with land’s natural characteristics.” The resulting cutti … [Read more...]

Little Pine Island Wetland Mitigation Bank

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) was instrumental in the design and permitting of the Little Pine Island Mitigation Bank, one of the first mitigation banks in the State of Florida permitted and endorsed by state and local agencies … [Read more...]

Lake Wales Forest Mitigation and NEB Site

The Lake Wales Forest Mitigation and Net Ecosystem Benefit Site (LWF) is a 398.5 acre wetland and upland restoration site located in southern Polk County which represents a portion of the required mitigation resulting from unavoidable impacts … [Read more...]

Port Manatee Spoil Island

The Port Manatee Spoil Island Restoration project was implemented to enhance, restore, and create wetland habitat to offset a portion of the wetland impacts associated with the port expansion. … [Read more...]

Wetland Restoration Specialist Group Launch

I am very pleased to announce the launch of our Wetland Restoration Specialist Group website. It is the interactive network tool that I have been discussing with many of you for years. The WRSG is a global network of wetland restoration … [Read more...]