Ecological Analysis

Wetlands impacts, biological inventories and habitat analysis. The following projects represent a variety of clients EECOS has served.

Litchfield Land TrustPrepared Conservation Documentation Reports on their holdings of nearly 75 easement and fee properties. Properties ranged in size from a few acres to more than 100 acres. Topics included conducting a basic ecological inventory and assessing landowners' reserved rights on easements and management recommendations on fee properties. This project took two years to complete.

Plum Bank BeachFaced with possible development for a parking lot, EECOS was asked to assess whether this dune complex was a naturally functioning system. An ecological inventory and sand profiling revealed that this was indeed one of the last remnant dune complexes remaining in an otherwise developed area.

McCulloch Farm Performed an environmental inventory and prepared a documentation report focusing on impacts of land use practices as they related to the placement of a Conservation Easement on the property. This 400-acre farm had not been a working concern for more than 50 years and interest centered on successional issues as they related to overall changes in the landscape and future agricultural uses.