Colorado Wildlife Science, LLC is a wildlife and ecological consulting firm based in Basalt, Colorado, specializing in wildlife research, management, and monitoring; ecological assessments; baseline inventories for conservation easements; ecological and land use planning; wetland delineations & permitting; habitat management; and ecological restoration. Colorado Wildlife Science is a State of Colorado certified Level 1 Emerging Small Business (ESB).
Environmental concerns have resulted in increasingly stringent local, state and federal regulations designed to conserve and protect our natural resources. This has created the need for new and innovative approaches to land planning, development, and stewardship. CWS is a full-service ecological consulting firm that prides itself on a professional, scientifically sound approach to biological resource studies and management, raising the standard for environmentally sound project management and ecologically sensitive development. CWS combines technical knowledge with rigorous field investigations to integrate ecological protection and enhancement with land use and management.
Wide Range of Clientele
CWS provides services to individual landowners, law firms, realtors, corporations, government entities, land trusts, and other non-profits. A realistic approach and practical field knowledge allows CWS to recognize and resolve potential conflicts, minimize delays, and deliver quality services on time and within budget. Whether your project is big or small, CWS adapts to your needs.
GIS & GPS
CWS utilizes state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) allowing the collection of highly accurate ecological and geographic data, creating GIS models, performing buffer analyses, and using the newest data available from state and federal agencies to enhance the effectiveness of projects. GIS staff provide high-quality mapping and analysis to support resource conservation and planning projects. Field mapping of vegetation, wildlife habitat, riparian areas, and stream features is performed using Thales one-foot accurate GPS, and advanced spatial analysis using comprehensive aerial, topographic, elevation, wildlife, vegetation, and proprietary data sets.
Principal Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist – Jonathan Lowsky, M.S.
Jonathan Lowsky holds a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. With more than 20 years of professional experience with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, US Forest Service, and Pitkin County Government , as well as two major universities, Jonathan’s career has focused on a diverse array of wildlife from bighorn sheep, elk, and songbirds to northern goshawks, flying squirrels and bats. Mr. Lowsky’s experience includes biological assessments and evaluations for NEPA compliance, conservation planning, GIS mapping and modeling, wildlife research, ecological monitoring design and implementation plus wetland and riparian delineations, evaluations, and restoration. He has published scientific papers, authored numerous management plans, conservation easement baselines, and ecological assessments for land use planning. An expert birder, certified wetland delineator, and passionate observer of wildlife, Jonathan has spent countless hours studying and appreciating Colorado’s diverse ecological communities.
Colorado Wildlife Science works with a number of highly respected experts in a variety of environmental and ecological fields. By drawing on the talents and knowledge of these specialists, CWS can meet all environmental and ecological needs without the overhead of a large, non-specialized firm.
• Aquatic/Fisheries Management
• Botany/Plant Ecology
• Conservation Planning
• Fluvial Geomorphology
• Forest Ecology and Management
• Land Use Planning
• Noxious Weed Management
• Phase 1/Phase 2 Site Assessment
• Rangeland Management
• Wildfire Assessment and Management
• Wetlands Mitigation & Permitting
• Stream Ecology & Restoration
Contact Jonathan Lowsky
Contact Jonathan Lowsky
Colorado Wildlife Science, LLC
0100 Elk Run Drive
Basalt, CO 81621
Phone: (970) 927-4549
Cell Phone: (970) 618-4740
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