To kick off the Eastern Brook Trout Restoration Initiative, we are pleased to announce that our partner, Friends of the Rappahannock, has been awarded $193,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Small Watershed Grant Program to implement the first portion of the Kinsey Run Stream Restoration and Fish Blockage Removal Project. Two existing culverts are […]
As part of NFWF’s Project Spotlight series, Kip Mumaw of Ecosystem Services and Kelly Gutshall of Landstudies presented about “Engaging Communities through Flood Mitigation.” Many communities struggle to address flooding issues with limited technical and financial resources. Flooding can be an important linchpin to start conversations about comprehensive stormwater management and watershed planning, which can accomplish multiple goals. Kip […]
Motivated by a passion for conducting science & engineering that results in lasting social and environmental uplift, Ecosystem Services was pleased to take part in the American Ecological Engineering Society’s (AEES) 16th Annual Meeting in Knoxville, TN last week. The meeting was an important opportunity to reflect on the challenges facing society and to engage with […]
We’re excited to announce that construction on Murray Run is underway! Funded through a combination of private and SLAF funds, the project will restore 1,250 linear feet of Murray Run, a perennial tributary to the Roanoke River located in the central part of Roanoke County. As with all of our project, an emphasis has been placed […]
Ecosystem Services (“ES) assisted the Town of Kilmarnock (“Town”) to successfully win National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) funding and Stomwater Local Assistance Funds (SLAF) to restore nearly 1,000 linear feet of badly eroded headwater streams.
Ecosystem Services has been working with the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia, since 2014. The project started picking up momentum in 2014 when Ecosystem […]
Ecosystem Services, based in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking a motivated and ambitious Engineering Technician to join our team.
Engineering Technicians engage in a variety of water resources engineering and related tasks throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. The primary focus of the position will be developing ecological restoration and stormwater management construction plans, assisting with […]
Ecosystem Services is pleased to announce that the Watershed Retrofit Project located in the Town of Glasgow, Virginia, has been awarded $47, 600 through the National Fish & Wildlife (NFWF) Technical Assistance Funding!
The beneficiary of the technical assistance will be the Town of Glasgow, located in Rockbridge County, Virginia. For this project, Ecosystem Services will implement a […]
Last Saturday, Brian and I had a lot of fun working with local high school students from Louisa and Albemarle County as they prepared to compete in the Virginia Envirothon, a natural resources competition.
This year’s special topic, invasive species, hit home for us. Aware of the serious threat invasive species pose to natural ecosystem functioning, […]
We are happy to welcome Daniel Lassiter to the team! Daniel is a 4th year environmental engineering student at the University of Virginia. As he rounds out his education, Daniel is looking to pursue a career in the field of water resources engineering. He is interning with Ecosystem Services to get exposure to the field, and gain experience working with […]
Welcome to our new website! Now we have a space to brag about the things we love doing. Speaking of, this fall Kip and Kyle added two new rain barrels (thanks to our friends at the James River Association) to the native pollinator garden Brian planted in the Spring. As I reflect on the reasons […]