About

Who We Are

Earth Design Consultants, Inc. is a small corporation based in Oregon that performs contract ecological research. We assemble teams of scientists and specialists uniquely suited to solve real-world problems in wetland and watershed assessment and management.

Our projects span topics ranging from assessments and surveys to habitat mapping and ecosystem restoration.

We are dedicated to providing a wide range of technical services to government agencies, private organizations and individuals interested in evaluating natural environments and planning for healthy, sustainable ecological systems. We find solutions by combining the latest remote sensing and GIS technology with responsible science.



About


Why Choose Us?

GIS and remote sensing have been mainstays of Earth Design Consultants research projects since the early 1990s. We assemble teams of highly trained and experienced scientists and specialists to produce comprehensive and accurate reports.

We have added professional drones to our toolbox, which already includes aircraft and satellite platforms. Our pilots are also scientists and are fully licensed by the FAA.

We strive to understand our client's needs and then provide accurate and professional reports and research products.

Our Services

We assemble teams of highly trained and experienced scientists and specialists. Our senior scientists have 10-25 years of experience in their fields of expertise.

Aerial Photography and Videography

We have added a drone to our repertoire of specialty equipment and are currently operating under part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

Water Quality Assessment

We provide detailed quality assessments for nutrients, productivity and other bioindicators for lakes and streams.

Invasive Species Surveys and Control

Our scientists are experienced in evaluating the effectiveness of biocontrol agents in a variety of different aquatic and wetland settings.

Services

Habitat Mapping

We use GIS examination of various types of imagery (aerial photography, LiDAR, airborne hyperspectral and satellite imagery) to produce spatially accurate maps.

Spatial Analysis & Assessment of Watersheds & Wetlands

Our scientists use GIS and field observations to examine relationships and characterize natural resource patterns within watersheds and other landscapes.

Ecological Modeling & Risk Assessment

We provide comprehensive studies of transport, temperature, hydrologic and other types of ecological risk assessments.

The team behind the science

We assemble teams of specialists uniquely suited to solve real-world problems in wetland and watershed assessment and management.

RALPH GARONO

Aquatic Ecologist/Pilot

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BECKY HILL

Wildlife Biologist

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JILL BARTLETT

Media Specialist

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GEORGE STAFF

Pilot

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COLLABORATORS

Our partners in science

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TRUST YOUR PROJECTS TO US!

We have been providing scientific assessment and mapping for ecosystems for nearly two decades.