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...]

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...]

Little Pine Island Prescribed Fires

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The Little Pine Island Mitigation Bank is a 4,670± acre wetland restoration project by Mariner Properties Development, Inc. and Kevin Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc. (KECE) in conjunction with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. … [Read more...]

Conservation 20/20 Land Program Preserve Restoration Designs

DeepLagoon-Preserve-Google-Image

Deep Lagoon Preserve (75 acres) and Imperial Marsh Preserve (240 acres) were acquired by Lee County Conservation 20/20. The natural hydropattern and plant communities on these properties had been disturbed by previous agricultural activities. KECE … [Read more...]

Fire Wise Management at Viera East Community

Plant regrowth four months after mechanical removal of vegetation to reduce fire hazard (September 2009)

The communities of Viera East are situated within hundreds of acres of preserved upland and wetland habitats, including preserves for the Florida Scrub Jay and Gopher Tortoise. Over the years, these habitats have become increasingly overgrown with … [Read more...]

Gulfstream Natural Gas Pipeline Environmental Permitting & Mitigation

Gulfstream Natural Gas System's pipeline route in Florida.

KECE began working on the Gulfstream Natural Gas System's pipeline project in the spring of 1999, providing support, training, and quality assurance for over 300 miles of habitat mapping, wetland jurisdictional delineations, and listed species … [Read more...]

Lake Wales Forest

Restoration progress (2003)

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...]

Manatee Wetland Restoration Project

Created freshwater marsh progress (2007).

The Manatee wetland mitigation and net ecosystem benefit (NEB) site is a 200 acre property located west of the city of Parrish in Manatee County, Florida. This property is within the Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay watershed basins and is … [Read more...]

Harbor Key Coastal Ecosystem Management

December 2004

Harbor Key is located in lower Tampa Bay, Manatee County, Florida and consists of a coastal strand community with a narrow mangrove fringe. The coastal strand was significantly impacted by exotic plants, primarily Brazilian pepper. The site has high a … [Read more...]

Prairie Pines Preserve Recreational Facilities

Wildlife Observation Blind at Prairie Pines Preserve

KECE worked with the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department to help design a new park in North Fort Myers known as Prairie Pines Preserve. This project involved the design, permitting and construction inspection of resource-based public … [Read more...]