Conservation Equity Partners

Contact: Tamara Wood

Phone: (512) 699-5986

E-Mail: tamara@conservationep.com

Website: www.conservationequitypartners.com

Conservation Equity Partners is an enterprise that merges traditional natural resource management, real estate investment and ecological services while developing, operating and monetizing integrated conservation strategies. Projects include rural land investment, regulatory-driven ecological offsets and legacy asset development. CEPs business philosophy for success is simple and encompasses a three-pronged strategy: work with quality people, maintain a friendly and enjoyable working environment for all participants, and develop superior project outcomes that deliver enhanced value.

Professional services:

Environmental consulting and permitting
Natural resource management
Ecological baseline and assessments
Timber and Forest Management
Wetland Delineation and Permitting

Areas of expertise:

Conservation Banks
Stream and Wetland Mitigation
Financial joint-ventures
Conservation easements
1-D-1 Tax exemptions
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
Wildlife Management

Credentials:

Principle and co-owner of Conservation Equity Partners; Terry Anderson received his B.S. in Forestry with an emphasis in Wildlife Management from Stephen F. Austin State University and has spent the last 27 years working in the private sector of the natural resource field. Terry has worked with a series of companies made up of foresters, ecologists, GIS specialists, real-estate developers, and marketers, specializing in working with land, water, and wildlife resources through traditional approaches and creative enterprises. Working with landowners, private equity groups, venture capitalists, state and federal regulators, realtors, and land trusts, Anderson focused much of his time and energy in developing integrated conservation and mitigation projects. Over his career, Mr. Anderson has been involved with the development of over 25 mitigation banks, and countless other conservation projects. He is also co-owner of Wildlife Systems, Inc. and is actively involved with the Texas Wildlife Association as well as a current Board Trustee for Texas Wildlife Association Foundation. In addition to having expertise in applied field biology disciplines, Anderson is well-versed in conservation finance strategies and federal environmental policy, while also being a believer and advocate for the merits of “good to great” principles in the business world.

Principle and co-owner of Conservation Equity Partners; Greg Simons graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University in 1987, with emphasis on wildlife ecology. After graduation, Greg immediately formed Wildlife Systems, Inc., which is a company he still owns and operates today. This company currently operates hunting and wildlife programs on over 800,000 acres of private land in Texas, scattered over many different properties across the state. This company was named Dodge Outfitter of the Year in 2003 from a cast of over 450 hunting operations in North America. Greg has also worked with various hunting programs in several other states including Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah, and various foreign countries, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico. Greg past officer in the Texas Chapter of TWA, Past President of Texas Wildlife Association (10,000+ members), current Board Trustee for Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, current member of White-tailed Deer Advisory Committee for the State of Texas, past board member of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, past San Angelo CVB Board Chairman, current member of the Legacy Advisory Committee for Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University, current member of Advisory Board for Conservation Force, and has served on many other appointed committees. Greg has spent much time with wildlife policy work, helping to craft legislative language, working with members of the Texas Legislature, and providing testimony before House and Senate committees.

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Easterling Acquisitions LLC

Contact: Albert (Buddy) Easterling, CPL

Phone: (806) 672-4050

E-Mail: b.east@eacq.net

Website: www.eacq.net

Services: Land Brokerage-Project Management including land title analysis, land usage agreements for surface and mineral estates, lease and right of way acquisition.  Preparation of acquisition agreements and delivering of timely mineral and surface ownership reports to the client.  Credentials and professional memberships include TREC Reg. No. 0717; member AAPL and IRWA.

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Siglo Group

Contact: Jonathan Ogren

Phone: (512) 699-5986

E-Mail: jogren@siglogroup.com

Website: www.siglogroup.com

Professional services:

Siglo Group uses the power of geographic information to help our clients integrate land use with natural systems. We specialize in conservation planning, regional analysis, site assessment, cartography, natural area management, and spatial analysis. Our work has contributed to land being set aside in perpetuity for conservation, policies that work towards more sustainable land use, parkland restoration, good development, and a greater understanding of the attributes and values of land.

Areas of expertise:

GIS Mapping and analysis, Baseline documentation

Client list:

• City of San Antonio
• City of Austin
• CAPCOG
• Texas Land Trust Council
• Texas Land Conservancy
• Hill Country Conservancy
• Hill Country Alliance
• Conservation History Association of Texas
• The Trail Foundation
• Pease Park Conservancy
• The Contemporary Austin
• Wilbarger Creek Conservancy
• Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
• Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
• Clear View Alliance
• Hill Country Land Trust
• Cullinan Park Conservancy
• Cook’s Branch Conservancy
• Texas Agricultural Land Trust
• Numerous Private Land Owners

Primary Customers:

Government agencies, Land Trusts, Land Owners, Lawyers, Real Estate Professionals

Credentials:

We are highly motivated individuals who have come together for work that we find challenging, enjoyable, and purposeful. Our backgrounds include private sector, government, and non-profit work. We balance the need for rigorous intellectual understanding with real world applications of technology and processes. We make solutions that work for geographic information.

 

Example Projects:
• City of San Antonio Edwards Aquifer Protection Program Conservation Lands Prioritization
• Land for Water Strategic Conservation Plan for Texas Land Trust Council
• Conservation Lands Inventory updating and anlaysis for Texas Land Trust Council
• Strategic Conservation Planning for Hill Country Conservancy
• Mapping the Hill Country– a suite of over 40 maps associated with analysis, growth, projected futures for Hill Country Alliance
• Jacob’s Well Preserve Expansion Analysis
• Sustainable Places Project — small area plans for Elgin, Hutto, Dripping Springs, and Lockhart using the Envision Tomorrow GIS analysis tool.
• Mapping Ecotours of the World for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours
• Storm Ranch Baseline Documentation Report for Hill Country Conservancy

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Resource & Land Management, Inc.

Contact: Mike Petter

Phone: (830) 480-5003

Mobile: (210) 415-2266

E-Mail: mpetter@resourceandland.com

Website: www.resourceandland.com

Resource & Land Management has a unique history of service to the agricultural and natural resource industries. Natural resource users and managers are our target clientele. Our charge is to clarify and focus on the management objectives of the client, seeking reasonable solutions to satisfy those objectives, and teaming with our customer to implement the solutions.

Resource & Land Management is based in Pleasanton, Texas and operates throughout the Gulf States in the following industries:

– Forest and Range Management

– Timberland Management

– Ranch Management

– Wildlife Habitat Improvement

– Cropland Management

– Irrigation Permit Audit and Planning

– Soil Moisture Monitoring

– Precision Agriculture

– Municipal Consulting

– Irrigation Permit Auditing

– Advising for City-owned Agricultural Land

– Environmental Management & Consulting

– Environmental Site Assessments

– Damage Assessments of all Resources

– Environmental Best Management Practices

Our clients range from private small and large landowners, corporate entities that own and operate land, real estate investment trusts and timber investment management organizations for pension funds and other investors, and for municipalities.

Our service array is not so strictly defined. We are often asked to carry out unique projects with various goals, for a wide range of customers. Resource & Land Management has a flair for tackling customer needs head-on. Timely delivery of quality project work is our number one goal. Resource & Land Management is a small business defined with one principal owner.

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Medina Valley Surveys

Contact: Stephanie Prosser

Phone: (830) 538-6427

E-Mail: sprosser@medinavalleysurveys.com

Website: www.medinavalleysurveys.com

Professional Services

MVS offers our services statewide. We specialize in:

• Land Surveying
• Land Boundary Consultation
• Document Review and Easement Boundary Verification

Areas of Expertise

• Boundary surveys
• Patent Retracement
• Vacancy and Excess Investigation
• Expert Witness Services
• Topographic Surveys
• Flood Elevation Certificates
• Discrepancy Resolution
• Geodetic Surveying
• Estate Partitions

Primary Customers

• Private Landowners

• Land Trusts

• Developers

Medina Valley Surveys President Paul T. Carey LSLS, RPLS Credentials:

• Licensed State Land Surveyor –Coastal and gradient boundary surveys, retrace original patent lines, evaluate for deficiency, vacancy or excess in original patents and file records with the Texas General Land Office

• Registered Professional Land Surveyor – Licensed and registered for 30 years and performed over 10,000 boundary surveys on the ground

• Texas Society of Professional Surveyors – Past President, Former Director, Former TSFI Chairman, Current Education Committee Member

• Texas Society of Professional Surveyors Course Developer and Presenter

• TBPLS firm #100002-00

• TBPLS registration #4454

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Blair Wildlife Consulting

Contact: Jenny Blair

Phone: (512) 415-9772

E-Mail: jenny@blairwildlife.com

Website: www.blairwildlife.com

Professional services:

· Environmental and GIS Consulting

· Wildlife & Land Management

Areas of expertise:

· Endangered Species Surveys & Conservation Planning
· Conservation Easement Baselines & Annual Monitoring
· Wetland Delineation & Permitting
· Biological Baseline Studies & Inventories
· Land & Wildlife Management
· Environmental Impact Assessments
· Environmental Site Assessments
· GIS & Mapping Services
· Environmental Compliance & Permitting

Client list:

· Hays County
· Bexar County
· City of San Antonio
· Save Barton Creek Association
· Nature Conservancy of Texas
· Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
· Trust for Public Land
· Guadalupe Blanco River Trust
· Hill Country Conservancy
· Bandera Corridor Conservation Bank
· San Antonio River Authority
· Lennar
· Momark Development
· Austin Goodnight Ranch
· Grason Communities
· Plum Creek Development Partners

Primary Customers:
· Local Government(Counties and Cities)
· Private Landowners
· Land Trusts
· Developers
· River Authorities & Water Districts
· Utilities

Credentials:

• Certified Wildlife Biologists

• Technical training in Habitat Conservation Planning, Wetland Delineation & Permitting, and Geographic Information System database management

• TxDOT pre-certified in multiple categories

 

• Federal and State Permits:

USFWS Endangered Species permit no. TE841353

TPWD Scientific Permit no. SPR-0414-056

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Adams Environmental, Inc.

Contact: Sable Kitchen

E-Mail: sable.kitchen@adamsenvironmental.com

Address: 12521 Nacogdoches Road, Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78217

Phone: 210-858-6873

Website: www.adamsenvironmental.com

Professional services:

• Natural resources management
• Ecological Baseline Surveys
• Environmental consulting and permitting
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and modeling

Areas of expertise:

Natural Resources Management

  • Baseline surveys and documentation for internal use or for conservation easements
  • Biological baseline monitoring
  • Habitat surveys
  • Land management
  • Wildlife management
  • Rare plant population surveys
  • Special status species management guidelines
  • Integrated natural resources management plans (INRMPs)
  • Wildland fire management plan assistance

Environmental Consulting and Permitting

  • Preliminary jurisdictional determination (PJD) of surface waters
  • Wetland and stream delineations
  • Section 404 permitting (Clean Water Act)
  • Coordination with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Mitigation design and planning
  • Mitigation construction oversight
  • Mitigation monitoring and reporting
  • Stream restoration
  • Fluvial geomorphology surveys for streams
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Environmental assessments (EAs)
  • Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS mapping

  • Vegetation mapping
  • Property baseline inventories and mapping
  • Ranch resource mapping
  • Unique habitat characterization and mapping
  • Terrain mapping

GIS modeling

  • Special status species habitat prediction modeling
  • Hydrology modeling
  • Heat map creation
  • 3D visualization

Database creation and management

ArcGIS Online Implementation

Remote Sensing

Drone Services

  • Drone photography and videography of properties and structures
  • Drone aerial imagery
  • Allows for inspection/monitoring of areas that may be difficult to access
  • Conducted by a licensed FAA Part 107 Licensed Drone Pilot

Client list:

  • San Antonio River Authority – GIS Department and Watershed Engineering Department
  • Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas (dba Bexar Land Trust)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • City of San Antonio
    • Edwards Aquifer Protection Program
    • Parks and Recreation Department
    • Transportation and Capital Improvements Department
    • San Antonio International Airport
  • City of Eagle Pass
  • City of Victoria – GIS Division
  • Bexar County
  • Bexar County Flood Control Program
  • Val Verde County
  • San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF)
  • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
  • HEB
  • Alamo Area Council of Governments
  • Nellis Air Force Base (Nevada)
  • Creech Air Force Base (Nevada)
  • Nevada Test and Training Range (Nevada)
  • Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms (California)
  • Lackland Air Force Base (Texas)
  • JBSA-Fort Sam (Texas)
  • Brooks City-Base (Texas)
  • Various engineering and architecture firms across the United States for both public and private projects
  • Private landowners (various states)

Primary Customers:

  • Local municipal governments and agencies
  • State agencies
  • Conservation organizations and land trusts
  • Engineering firms for private and public projects
  • Private developers and landowners
  • State agencies
  • Federal government

Credentials:

  • AEI has been in business for over 23 years
  • We are a Texas consulting firm serving long-term clients on both public and private projects
  • Highly experienced and dedicated staff
  • Completed over 12 years of baseline and due diligence services that have assisted the City of San Antonio in conserving 100,000+ acres of land over the Edwards Aquifer
  • AEI has worked closely with non-profit organizations and accredited land trusts such as Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas and The Nature Conservancy
  • SWMBE Certified:
    • Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)
    • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
    • Emerging Small Business Enterprise (ESBE)
    • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • In-depth experience in coordinating with agencies such as:
    • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)
    • Texas Water Development Board (TWDB)
    • Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
    • State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO)
  • AEI’s Biologists, Ecologists, and Environmental Scientists have degrees and certifications that include:
    • Ph.D. Agronomy-Crop Science
    • M.S. Range Science
    • M.S. Environmental Science
    • Master of Natural Resources
    • B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
    • B.S. Bioenvironmental Sciences
    • B.S. Wildlife Science
    • USFWS Endangered Species Recovery Permit (TE74409C-0) for golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)
    • “GIScience” Certificate
    • GIS Professional (GISP) Certifications
    • Various TXDOT Pre-certifications
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