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 Environmental Consulting

Conservation Connects is an environmental resource for communities, corporations, economic developers, and conservation organizations. Conservation Connects provides services that integrate natural resource conservation into land use planning and economic development strategies. This integration facilitates the creation of sustainable growth models and a high quality of life.

Featured Project: Natural Resource Management Plan

Conservation Connects assists the Development Authority of the North Country with development and implementation of a Natural Resources Management Plan for their 1,500-acre Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF). The goal of this plan is to maximize the ecological value of the 1,500-acre property, providing important habitat for wildlife and compatible recreation and education opportunities for people.

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Balance, Integration, Collaboration, Communication

With a focus on balance, integration, collaboration, and communication, Conservation Connects creates strategies to develop and demonstrate sustainable land use and economic growth.

Balance

A high quality of life and true economic vitality relies on the availability of natural resources. Effective conservation of those resources relies, in turn, on the economic security of the community. The most vibrant communities have realized that one cannot exist without the other. Conservation Connects helps balance economic development with the ability of the natural environment to support and sustain the community.

Integration

During the early planning stages, Conservation Connects assists with the identification and assessment of natural resource concerns and opportunities. Proactive strategies will be developed, to minimize impacts and optimize conservation opportunities. Conservation becomes an integral component of planning and design increasing sustainability and saving time and money.

Collaboration

Conservation Connects utilizes a creative and collaborative process based on experience and a broad network to bring the right people, partners, and resources to the table. Sustainable growth models (sustainable site design, watershed plans, green infrastructure plans, etc.) are developed at the local and landscape levels tapping into the synergy of community-wide collaboration.

Communication

Conservation Connects develops education, communication, and marketing materials for clients, to share—and celebrate—their environmental efforts with their communities, members, and customers. Communication materials are also used to develop grant applications and generate partner support for natural resource and sustainable growth efforts. These materials include fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, press releases, web updates, and video presentations.