THE ECOSYSTEM DESIGN GROUP is a leader in sustainable landscape design, which includes a deep understanding of biological systems and components and the relationship between landscapes and human health and well-being.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) is an innovative storm water management approach that treats storm water as a resource, rather than a waste product, and results in landscapes that cleanse and filter stormwater and provide environmental, economic and human health benefits. Typically in LID projects, rain gardens, rainwater collection systems, bioswales, permeable pavements and green roofs are used to capture and use runoff from roofs, streets, sidewalks and other impervious cover.
LANDSCAPE RESTORATION'S goal is to recreate or repair damaged ecological systems to improve ecological functions such as water conservation, nutrient cycling and biodiversity as well as the connection between people and the landscape. While this can mean recreating a natural landscape such as a prairie or riparian woodland, it could also mean creating a new wetland to hold storm runoff or placing a prairie on a roof top.
PLANT AND SOIL ECOLOGY is the foundation of all our design and research. The careful transfer of existing knowledge and the investigation of new findings from the sciences of ecology, plant physiology, soils and hydrology allow us to create living landscapes that not only restore environmental function but regenerate the ecosystem services essential for human health and survival.
Services we provide:
Formation of Integrated Design Team
GIS Mapping and Analysis
Technical Guidance Manuals
Best Management Practices
Water Quality Amelioration and Low Impact Design
Sustainable Design Integration
Sustainable Design Review
Production of Drawings and Illustrations
Sustainable Specification Development and Review
Native Plant Selection
Seed Mix Development
Sustainable Maintenance Guidelines
Specification Development and Review
Construction Administration and Oversight
Community Outreach and Education