Featured Projects

Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) specializes in large scale wetland restoration. Projects have included locating, designing, permitting, construction oversight, and management of restoration sites for mitigation, net environmental benefits, and conservation. Kevin Erwin’s wetland restoration expertise has been applied to projects throughout the world (jump to international projects or Florida projects).

International Projects

An interactive map of our international projects is also available.

Wetland Restoration Guidelines


Kevin Erwin was part of an international team of experts that produced new guidelines for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands regarding wetland restoration to be used by 159 contracting parties (countries) including managers of Ramsar sites. 2008-2012.

Restoration of Coastal Wetlands Following 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Kevin Erwin coordinated the ecological assessments and wetland restoration following the tsunami. 2004-2005.

Putrajaya Wetland and Lakes


Evaluated and modified as appropriate the design and construction of the first created wetlands in Malaysia located in the new Federal Government Administrate Centre of Putrajaya. 1995-1998.

Potential Wetland Reclamation and Restoration of Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu National Park


Advised client on impacts resulting from current resulting from current reclamation practices and appropriate techniques for restoration and management of wetlands. 1995.

Temperate Wetland Restoration Course


Kevin Erwin designed wetland restoration and water mangement courses in Ontario and Nova Scotia, is the lead instructor, maintains field sites for group training exercises, and advises agencies on wetland restoration and watershed management issues.

Florida Projects

An interactive map of our projects across the state of Florida is also available.

Little Pine Island Regional Mitigation Bank

Lee County, Florida

KECE ecologists conducted detailed assessments of the drained and exotic infested 4,700 acre island. An innovative restoration methodology was developed by KECE that allowed for the removal of exotic trees without impacts to the remaining native vegetation. Monitoring and management oversight continues to assure and document success. 1997-present.

Manatee 1 Mitigation and Net Environmental Benefit Site

Manatee County, Florida

Restoration of a 200 acre site which historically had been impacted by farming activities and drainage. KECE devised a restoration methodology to enhance site hydrology, to enhance native habitats through exotic removal and native plantings, and convert agricultural fields to scrubber marshes to provide a buffer to enhanced native lands and provide for water quality improvements for surrounding agricultural runoff. 2004-present.

Lake Wales Forest Mitigation and Net Environmental Benefit Site

Polk County, Florida

On this 400 acre site, KECE designed the restoration methodology to restore site hydrology through a series of structures and to restore native habitats through planting and exotic vegetative management. The project includes over 160 acres of wetland forest restoration, 14 acres of freshwater marsh restoration, 37 acres of native wetland enhancement, and over 184 acres of upland restoration including 87 acres of scrub habitat. 2004-present.

Port Manatee Spoil Island Restoration, Lower Tampa Bay

Manatee County, Florida

Project included restoration and grading of a 60 acre dredge spoil island to re-establish ground nesting shorebird habitat, create mangrove wetlands, and enhance the existing mangrove and coastal habitat. 1999-2001.

Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

Collier County, Florida

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 south Florida totaling over one-hundred thousand acres, Kevin Erwin entered into discussions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and major land owners in South Florida to determine a course of action.