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The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) Conservation Service Provider Directory provides a list of businesses, consultants, and contractors that have worked or have an interest in working with Connecticut land trusts.

Please note that while the following service providers are offered to assist Connecticut’s land conservation community, they are not meant to be exhaustive of either the types of services or the providers available to the public.

Important:  Inclusion on a list is not an endorsement of any one or more of these service providers. We strongly recommend that before retaining the services of any service provider you ask for several references from land trusts and/or other organizations/individuals with whom they have worked.

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BGTEnvironmental, LLC
Zoé A Belcher
LG, LEP, and President/Member

26 Falls Road

Moodus, CT 06469

BGTEnvironmental, LLC (BGTE) was established in 2016 to bring about positive change in Connecticut communities.  BGTEnvironmental, LLC. provides a variety of commercial consulting services to both the private and public sectors. Our experienced staff with over 20 years of experience offer Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP) Services including site due diligence for property transactions (Phase I, Phase II), Brownfield coordination and redevelopment services, Transfer Act Program support, site characterization, and remediation. Specialty services also include commercial property condition assessments, LEAN construction consulting, and small/specialty project construction.

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BGTE is fully insured and registered with the federal government and Connecticut as a women-owned small business (WOBE, WBE).

Brawley Consulting Group
Hunter Brawley
Owner & Manager

95 Pilgrim Drive

Windsory, CT 06095

The Brawley Consulting Group includes other land use professionals, including engineers, surveyors, attorneys, soil scientists and landscapers who are subcontracted to provide comprehensive land conservation and management services for its clients. The Group specializes in identifying and documenting property conservation values, allowing our clients to make informed decisions regarding potential land protection or conservation easement projects.

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Recent projects include designing and constructing over 2 miles of trails at the Upper Bantam River Preserve in Litchfield, completing an accessible wetland boardwalk in Sherman and helping address the backlog of Baseline Documentation Reports (BDRs) and management plans for land trusts applying for Land Trust Alliance accreditation or Terra Firma insurance program.

Conservation Consulting Group
Nancy Moore
Managing Principal

P.O. Box 6751

Monona, WI 53716

The Conservation Consulting Group (CCG) is a collective of highly experienced professionals who are passionate about land conservation and dedicated to building the capacity and advancing the mission of nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations throughout the United States.

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Specialties include strategic planning, organizational assessment and improvement, Board development, meeting facilitation, coaching and mentoring, training and education. We assist organizations with planning and developing initiatives that engage, invigorate, and mobilize stakeholders and constituencies. We offer assessments and specific recommendations based on best practices to empower staffs and Boards. We deliver so our clients can deliver – results second to none.

Ecological Land Management
Brian Colleran

293 High Road

Newbury, MA 01951-2506

Ecological Land Management, LLC (ELM), is an ecological restoration oriented company, with a focus on the management of invasive species, making transportation infrastructure more resilient to climate change, and wetland and riparian areas.

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Specialties include research on, and management of, invasive knotweeds; interacting with State and municipal wetland laws and regulations; and botanical education. ELM’s Principal, Brian Colleran, has a long history with riparian area restoration projects in several biomes, and has been an author on four peer reviewed publications focused on how invasive knotweeds amplify and exacerbate riparian erosion.

Mark Kasinskas, Geographer
Mark Kasinskas
Geographer, Forester, Environmental Planner

101 Cornwall Avenue

Cheshire, CT 06410

Based in Cheshire, CT, I am a Connecticut-certified forester, member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and FAA-certified drone pilot. I am available to assist with PA490 forestland classification, property/trail mapping, and conservation planning. Forestry, land management, and land use history workshops and lectures also available.

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My experience includes open space planning, acquisition, and management as a municipal official, land trust board member, and private consultant. My primary area of environmental interest is studying southern New England’s dynamic landscape through historic research and geospatial analysis. Past work includes land surveying, GIS analysis and mapping (extensive), environmental planning, IWWC staff, firefighting, and consulting forestry.

New England Pollinator Gardens
Mike Baczewski
, Connecticut

At New England Pollinator Gardens, we specialize in the design, revitalization, and stewardship of native landscapes.

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Our mission is to create stunning and sustainable native landscapes specifically designed to support and enhance the ecosystems essential for our future.

Quercus Works
Heather Bradley
Guilford, CT

Our mission at Quercus Works is to increase habitat and food sources for pollinators and other animals by encouraging people to convert their turf lawns into beneficial native gardens.

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We consider gardening from an ecological standpoint and believe that each one of us should be a steward of the land.

Shadbush Consulting, LLC
Julia Solomon
Red Hook, NY

Shadbush Consulting provides tailored services to support land trusts as their organizations grow and change. We specialize in supporting partnerships, collaboratives and cross-sector initiatives, with particular focus on climate resilience and community conservation. Services include facilitation, assessment, community engagement, writing, speaking and leadership support.

Julia Solomon, Principal, has twenty years of experience facilitating group dialogue and planning processes for nonprofits, universities and governments and brings a scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary approach to projects. She has worked extensively in the fields of land and water conservation, land use planning, climate action planning and community engagement.

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Facilitation – Strategy development and planning for organizations and multi-stakeholder projects.Assessment – Focus groups, stakeholder meetings, one-on-one interviews, surveys, peer bench-marking research.

Community Engagement – Design of public engagement processes, facilitation of public engagement activities.

Writing – Review and revision of existing communication materials, development of grant proposals, creation of content to support new or revised organizational identity and initiatives.

Speaking – Conference presentations and workshops, presentations to multi-stakeholder groups, participation in panel discussions.

Leadership Support – Meetings with leaders and leadership teams, facilitated activities to promote creativity and growth.