Planning - Greenways, Natural Areas & Invasive Species Management

NCS plans the quality of our environment, and the ecosystem services we enjoy. These plans are the by-product of the sustainable development plans and designs of the professional community NCS is honored to serve.

A key break into this market for NCS was managing invasive species, which has been an important part of our services suite since our inception. Also growing in importance are greenway and natural areas planning, which fall into the broader scope of green infrastructure. While our principal ecologist has 20 years experience managing oak savannas, the trend of connecting our woodland and wetlands via recreation and habitat trail corridors is a planned endeavor that NCS has helped link for several municipalities and NGOs.

In our generation, thought-leaders understand the wisdom of Dr. Aldo Leopold, pioneer of the science of ecology, and are combining his land ethics with the traditional landscape planning models to create frameworks of ecoystem service-based planngin

Today, NCS brings together the planner and ecologist, artist and scientist, to create sustainable, healthy places for people, fish, birds, pollinators, and all things living. NCS uses drones, GPS, GIS, photo-grammetric and remote sensing technologies to help understand the environment and people’s use of it.

From greenway planning to site design, our specialists in ecology, invasive species biology and control strategization, landscape architecture, planning, environmental engineering, and geospatial technology assist planning teams and clients in projects with sensitive ecological issues and sustainable development opportunities.

  • Invasive Species Monitoring, Mapping and Management Planning

  • Natural Areas Management Plans

  • Green Infrastructure and Regional Greenway/Trails Planning

  • Ecological Site Design

  • Waterfront Development Planning

  • Restoration Design/Build

  • Geospatial Mapping + Imaging Services

  • Public Outreach + Education