Ecosystem Restoration Professionals
Providing Design, Construction & Ecosystem Credits
Ecotone, Inc., a Maryland Corporation founded in 1998, is one of few companies that provides full delivery ecosystem restoration services including design, consulting, and construction throughout the United States. Our unique blend of multidisciplinary staff consisting of ecologists, geomorphologists, landscape architects, and construction specialists (to name a few) has over 95 years of experience in all aspects of ecosystem restoration. Through design, construction, and ecosystem credits, we strive to negate existing and future impacts on the natural environment. We understand the importance of ecotones between natural and man made environments and embrace the opportunity to restore and preserve their function and integrity. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide these services at a competitive price to a diverse group of clients; including public and private developers, landowners, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
News & Spotlight
Scott Bikes Across New Zealand for a Good Cause: Art With A Heart Leadership Program
To learn more about Scott's wild ride, or to donate to The Art With a Heart Leadership Program, please check the link for Scott's page. After you donate, continue to check out the site for new photos and updates from Scott's latest adventure.
MDQI Conference and Awards Banquet
Ecotone Wins Green Sustainability Environmental Award
Ecotone, along with JMT, was awarded the Green Sustainability Environmental Award for our Upper Little Patuxent Stream Restoration Project. The Ecotone and JMT team provided design, permitting and construction for Maryland’s first design-build stream restoration project. The restoration of the Upper Little Patuxent River emphasized water quality improvements, increased flood attenuation, and significantly reduced the amount of sediment and nutrients to downstream waters. To accomplish these objectives, Ecotone/JMT implemented a highly connected stream and lower floodplain wetland system that directly removed the highly-erodible and nutrient-rich sediments, which have impaired the valley bottom and created a highly incised stream channel. This geomorphically-stable solution resulted from a more frequent hydraulic connection to bankfull and higher flows, increased flood flow attenuation, reduced shear stresses, increased vegetative stability, and improved water quality. In total over 4,000 feet of stream were restored and an additional 3.5 acres of wetlands were created as a part of this project.
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Quest for the Rose Cup
The Ecotone Race team entered into this years MDQI Pinewood Derby race: "The Quest for the Rose Cup." This was our first time competing in the event which had two opportunities to win: fastest car or best looking car. Even though we didn't win either competition this year, we plan to make a strong return next year. Thanks to all the great people at MDQI for putting together a great conference.