Natural Resource Project Management
Our project managers take any natural resource project from concept to reality. From deciding to plant out a small stream buffer, to large landscape level land purchases, to implementing a carbon offset project, to designing ecosystem service markets, we make green dreams real. Our team works with clients to determine the goals of their project, then builds the appropriate solution from the ground up.
A geographic information system (GIS), is an information system for capturing, storing, analyzing, managing and presenting data which are linked to location. Geographic Information Systems allows natural resource managers to take a birds eye view of the landscape, while still having detailed information on each of the natural assets located on the ground. We use GIS everyday to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives.
Ecosystem Service Project Development
Sustainable Solutions uses field based experience, coupled with a unique understanding of ecosystem market opportunities, to help our clients discover, design, and deliver high quality, field verified, ecosystem service projects. As demand for credible ecosystem credits grows Sustainable Solutions is leading the field in supplying first-rate projects.
Current ecosystem service markets that we service include Carbon, Biodiversity, and Forest & Wetland Mitigation. Carbon includes projects for improved forest management, afforestation, reforestation and REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). Biodiversity projects include both voluntary and regulatory habitat markets. Forest and Wetland Mitigation encompass the design, development and monitoring of mitigation banks.
In addition, we work with clients to determine their eligibility for both existing and emerging ecosystem service markets. Using a tool called LandServer, co-developed by Sustainable Solutions, customers can map their land and determine if their property matches with available ecosystem service projects.
Training and Education
Sustainable Solutions has a wide range of experience in supplying associations, non profits, businesses, land trusts, and private landowner groups with high quality training and education services. Our customized curriculum provides participants with an interactive learning experience for a range of natural resource based topics. Contact us for additional information on any of the education topics or to setup a training or education class for your organization.
Using the latest in ground based assessment technologies, and a keen understanding of regional markets, Sustainable Solutions provides conservation minded-investment clients with premier conservation investment portfolios. Our conservation investment projects produce reasonable economic and exemplary environmental returns on dollars invested.
Forest certifications are based on a series of standards and verification procedures coupled with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd party audits that ensure that the management practices happening at the ground level follow the certifying bodies standard of excellence.
These standards include the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and The American Tree Farm program. Certified forest products typically receive a higher premium in the marketplace, resulting in an increased return on investment to the landowner.
Sustainable Solutions can guide clients who own or manage forest land on the path to forest certification.
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
b : of or relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods
1 a : an action or process of solving a problem