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AEI Consultants

December 10, 2014 11:07 ET

AEI Consultants Expands Range of Services With New Natural Resource Management and Design Group

Operating as a Unit Within AEI's Site Services Division, the New Group Provides Consulting Services Specific to Public and Private Land Sustainability and Stewardship; Jeffery Medcalf Joins AEI Consultants to Lead the Group as Senior Scientist

WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - AEI Consultants, an industry leader in environmental and engineering services, has expanded the range of services it offers through its site services division with the formation of a new natural resource management and design practice. Headed by Jeff Medcalf, a recognized expert in the field with decades of experience, the new unit will assist property owners and managers who require expert advice for projects that involve upland and wetland restoration and enhancement, watershed and lake management, erosion and sediment delivery control, land-use planning for sensitive or protected areas, biodiversity conservation, and ecology and sustainability assessments.

"Increasingly, as our clients face decisions about how to develop or remediate their land and property and ensure compliance, they want to make informed decisions that reflect their sustainability goals and that reflect good natural resource stewardship," said Chris Young, national director of site services at AEI Consulting. "With the addition of Jeff to the team, we can now provide expert consulting based on Jeff's applied experience across a broad range of projects."

Specialized services offered by the natural resource management and design group include:

  • Upland and wetland restoration
  • Resource project quality assurance programs
  • Integrated monitoring and management plans
  • Mitigation bank design, implementation and management
  • Native seeding programs
  • Exotic and nuisance species control programs
  • Rare & listed plant species permitting, relocation & management plans
  • Local, state and federal wetlands impacts permitting
  • Natural resource certifications (biodiversity, organic, etc.)
  • Wildlife & game management on private lands
  • Design, monitoring and management of wetland and upland mitigation banks

Jeff Medcalf heads the new group as senior scientist. He joins AEI Consultants from ArrowCreek AgriEcologists. Before that, he was chief scientist and principal consultant at Professional Service Industries Inc. Mr. Medcalf has more than 25 years' experience in wetland and upland ecology; wetland and upland habitat restoration; and water, sediment and soil chemistry. He reports to Chris Young and will be based out of AEI's Atlanta office.

Mr. Medcalf is an expert in design and construction management of coastal and freshwater wetland/upland restoration projects, evaluation of wetland/upland restoration success and feasibility; agricultural resources surveys, biosolids mass reduction, nutrient management, watershed natural resource planning, the functional assessments of upland and wetland habitat, remote sensing and GIS assisted landscape analysis, feasibility studies, soil morphology and erosion analysis, mitigation bank design, development of habitat restoration based experiential education programs, landscape/cover type mapping, environmental grants development and administration, development of integrated land management systems, and environmental permitting.

"Natural resource management is an evolving field that reflects the more traditional ways of managing opportunities with, and the challenges to, our natural systems. More importantly, it strives to effectively integrate these management strategies with emerging cultural and economic changes," said Jeff Medcalf, senior scientist at AEI Consultants. "The need for this type of approach to natural resource management has never been more apparent than it is today."

About AEI Consultants
AEI Consultants is an employee-owned environmental and engineering services firm that works with real estate professionals, commercial lenders, property developers, property management firms, retailers, and insurers nationwide, including many Fortune 500 companies. The firm specializes in environmental due diligence and engineering, energy consulting, site investigation and remediation, industrial hygiene, and construction management. Founded in 1992, and based in the San Francisco Bay Area with 20 offices across the United States, AEI Consultants has been recognized as one of the nation's fastest-growing environmental firms. For more information about AEI Consultants, or to find an office near you, visit

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