MRG Ecological Consulting

MRG staff consult with municipalities and other conservation organizations, participate in surveys and studies, and create maps used in many projects. MRG has special expertise in:

Biological Inventories

  • Natural Resource Bio-assessments – rare natural communities, forest cover types, mapping
  • Wildlife Surveys – birds, amphibians, medium and large mammals, aquatic invertebrates
  • Vegetation Surveys – northeastern forest trees and wildflowers, northeastern meadows
  • Water Quality – Water chemistry and aquatic bio-indicators

Land and Water Management

  • Invasive species surveys and management recommendations
  • White-tailed deer management
  • Old-growth forest protection and restoration
  • Managing private properties for biodiversity and wildlife habitat
  • Hiking trail and other recreational use planning
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping


  • Experimental design and field ecology techniques
  • Wildlife and terrestrial vegetation sampling
  • Soil chemistry
  • Vernal pool ecology
  • Manuscript edits/assistance

Some of Our Projects

  • Invasive Species Identification & Management project in partnership with Bedford Garden Club
  • Large- and Small-Scale Landowner Consultations throughout the region
  • Inventory – Bedford Garden Club Sustainable Tree Project, including GIS mapping  (Bedford Garden Club)
  • GIS Maps of Lower Mianus River (Mianus River Watershed Council)
  • Mianus River Priority Properties Recommendations (Mianus River Watershed Council)
  • Anglefly Preserve Management Plan (Town of Somers)
  • Implementation of Master plan for the Beaver Dam Sanctuary (Beaver Dam Sanctuary)
  • Buxton Gorge Natural Resource Inventory and Assessment (Town of Bedford)
  • Deer Management Recommendations (Town of North Castle)
  • Deer Management Program Recommendations (Westchester County)
  • Deer Management Program Recommendations (Pound Ridge Land Conservancy)
  • Peekskill Hollow Brook Education Brochure (New York Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program)
  • Ecological Assessment for Rockefeller State Park Preserve

MRG Ecological Consulting Request

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MRG staff are available to advise landowners about the ecology of their property. Learn how to manage your land to increase biodiversity or reach other goals. Our science staff team will provide a consultation session on your property to answer questions about ecology or natural history, improving habitat, etc., for $200. Further consultations and assistance also can be provided for a fee.