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ABOUT US


Sustainable Solutions, LLC is a locally grown Natural Resource Management Company specializing in delivering quality solutions to meet any natural resource need. Our diverse client base includes private landowners, non-profits, state, and federal agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. Since 2002, Sustainable Solutions has committed to providing our clients with individualized natural resource solutions that provide for today, without compromising the needs of tomorrow.

 
James R. Remuzzi

President and Founder

James R. Remuzzi is the president and lead resource manager for Sustainable Solutions, LLC a natural resource management company based in Shepherdstown, WV.  Sustainable Solutions provides natural resource management services to private landowners, forestry associations, conservation buyers, non profits, NGO’s, investors, and State and Federal agencies to help generate ecologic, economic, and social returns from their land.

He is a practicing forester with 15 years on the ground conducting Sustainable Forest management and restoration.

James grew up on a farm in Clarks Gap, Virginia that raised grass fed beef and timber.  He has degrees in Forest Technology and Environmental Science from the University of New Hampshire.  Prior to founding Sustainable Solutions, his experience was based largely in the private sector, where he worked as a member of the planning team for the Chesapeake Forests management project, and as a field forester responsible for inventorying,  monitoring, and prescribed fire on over 60,000 acres of forestland on Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  While on the Shore, James was a member of the management team that underwent a successful dual SFI/FSC forest certification audit on 25,000 acres of the Chesapeake Forest project lands.  

He is an expert in ecosystem service markets and is the architect of the www.baybank.org and www.landserver.com.  He has presented nationally on the tools and mechanisms required for efficient and effective ecosystems markets.

James’ current work includes supporting the development of functioning ecosystem markets, working with a conservation investment group to restore a large wetland complex in Sussex county Delaware and Chesapeake Virginia, providing planing, tree planting, invasive plant control and forestry mowing to private landowners, non profits, and State and Federal clients, and is contracting to the Potomac Conservancy as their regional landowner advisor.

He has extensive training and certification through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), is a certified burn boss in Maryland and Virginia, a member of the International Association for Wildland Fire, the Nature Conservancy, and the Association for Fire Ecology. He is providing prescribed fire planning and implementation across the East coast. 

In 2007, he was selected as a Kinship Conservation Fellow (www.kinshipfellows.org) and is currently serving on the Kinship advisory board.

James is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling. 

In 2000, he summited Denali (Mt McKinley, AK).

 

 

OUR NETWORK

The Conservation and Restoration economy is a renewable source of green jobs. Sustainable has a diverse network of like minded individuals, small business's and vendors. We work together as stewards that manage land for economic, ecologic, and social returns. Some of our partners include:

Ernst Conservation Seed


Virginia Working Landscapes


Biohabitats, Inc.


Scotty FireFighting

Clayton Pitts, Contract Project Manager & Seasonal Wildland Firefighter, graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.  B.S in Environmental Science. February to November of 2011 served in Americorps National Civilian Community Corps. Five direct service projects throughout the Northern Midwest doing prescribed fire and invasive plant control with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Des Lacs, North Dakota, and Necedah, Wisconsin.  
NWCG FFT2, a FFT1 and a Faller Class B (FALCB) trainee
Certified applicator in MD, VA, PA.

      

 



Sus·tain·able

adjective
1 : capable of being sustained

2 a : of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
<sustainable techniques>
<sustainable agriculture>
<sustainable forestry>

b : of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
<sustainable society>

So·lu·tion

noun

1 a : an action or process of solving a problem

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