In nature, small changes can have big effects. In ecology projects, Equinox knows that details make all the difference.

Reliable data is our hallmark, and ecological knowledge is fundamental to much of what we do—whether it’s managing invasive species, analyzing wildlife habitats, or assessing streams and watersheds. We also have the permitting skills to put plans into action, and the monitoring capacity to measure a project’s success.

Streams & Wetland Mitigation

Wetlands and streams are essential to healthy ecosystems. Equinox has partnered with EW Solutions to work with both public and private entities to facilitate full stream and wetland delivery projects. At Equinox , we also identify streams and wetlands that would benefit from restoration or preservation. Drawing on our staff members’ biological, environmental, and agricultural backgrounds, we are noted for our balanced outreach to landowners, and our development of mitigation projects that not only improve ecological function but also meet landowners’ financial needs.

  • Assessment for Mitigation Potential
  • Landowner Outreach
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration and Design
  • Monitoring

See examples of our stream and wetland mitigation.

Natural Resource Inventories & Assessments

Biological data is the foundation of natural resource management. Equinox provides a full range of biological services to satisfy most any assessment needs associated with plants, fish, wildlife, and their habitats. We carefully collect and analyze this data for a variety of project types, from designing site plans for residential subdivisions to collecting data to support large watershed projects.

  • General Site Assessments
  • Aquatic & Terrestrial Habitat
  • Botanical Inventories
  • Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species
  • Fish and Benthic
  • Wildlife & Habitat
  • Forest Health Monitoring
  • Carolina Vegetation Survey

See examples of our natural resource inventories and assessments.

Invasive Exotic Species Management

The key to controlling invasive species is education. We not only educate our clients and the general public about identification and management techniques—we also do constant research to stay up to date on new pest species. For our clients, we develop long-term management plans, as well as perform the treatment and control work in the field.

  • Invasive Exotic Plant Control
  • Invasive Management Plans
  • Integrative Pest Management
  • Training for Invasive Plant Identification & Treatment

See our invasive plant management plans.

Streams & Wetland Assessments

Federal and state law require the assessment of streams and wetlands because they are protected through the Clean Water Act and other legislation.Prior to developing a property, whether for a park, residential development, or other type of construction project, Equinox can provide an assessment of the streams and wetlands. Equinox will help to identify if a stream or wetland exists on a property , help our clients navigate the permitting process , and/or help reduce impacts that may require permitting.

  • Site Inventories
  • Stream Determinations
  • Stream Channel Surveys
  • Stream Channel Substrate Sampling
  • Wetland Delineations
  • Mitigation

See a few of our Stream and Wetland Assessments.

Environmental & Regulatory Permitting

You have the plan—but do you have the permits? State and federal guidelines can be confounding. We help our clients identify the environmental conditions that require permitting and guide them through the process. Our in-house permitting specialists also help clients avoid or minimize permitting needs by developing creative and cost-effective solutions.

  • Section 401/404 Permitting
  • Stormwater Permitting
  • Land Disturbance Permitting

See  a few examples of regulatory permitting.

Habitat Management

A well-managed habitat is an enjoyable habitat. Our customized recommendations enhance fish and wildlife habitat and control exotic invasive species in both rural and urban landscapes. Owners and managers of parks, greenways, working farms, and forests rely on our expertise for restored balance, increased usability, and financial benefit.

  • Pond and Stream Management Plans
  • Wildlife Habitat Management Plans
  • Forest Management Plans

See a few of our habitat management plans.

Ecological Monitoring

What’s working and what’s not? It’s the most valuable information you can have. From determining baseline data before a project, to measuring the success of a restoration, product, or plan, ecological monitoring helps our clients meet their goals. Our top management team is involved in every project, making recommendations for future actions and improvements.

  • Stream and Wetland Monitoring
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Stormwater BMP Functional Assessments

See examples of ecological monitoring.

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"We have been working collaboratively with Equinox for the last nine years and they have been an outstanding partner.  I use the term partnership because I feel they always have everyone’s best interest in mind. They are professional, knowledgeable, and always deliver in a timely fashion."

Norton Webster,
Environmental Banc Exchange

26

monitoring projects for mitigation

54

acres of ecological restoration

26,815

feet of streams restored

126

natural resource inventories

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