Welcome to Big
This firm was started to provide you, our clients, with more comprehensive solutions to your environmental consulting needs. Our focus is reflected in the company name. We look at the Big Picture, considering the entirety of ecological factors that might affect, or be affected by, your project. We then find practical solutions that conserve natural resources as well as the investment you have made in your project.
Providing the “Big Picture” involves Landscape Ecology, the study of composition, configuration, and ecological processes of natural landscapes. Specifically we determine impacts at scales of time and space pertinent to species of interest. For example, habitat loss generally is the primary metric in most analyses, but it may be of minor importance if habitat quality is marginal, resources are readily available elsewhere, or impacts occur when the species of interest is absent. Conversely, a project may affect little habitat but the impact could be significant if affected habitat is critical to population persistence, such as providing key movement corridors or food resources.
I invite you to take a tour of our website and see the work that has been accomplished during our first year and a half in business. On the Recent Projects page, you will see the carbon sequestration research for NMDOT is beginning to yield some interesting results.
You can also review a recently completed range analysis for the Forest Service. On the Publications Page, you can download my new paper in which I investigate how climatic heterogeneity affects the distribution of the Lesser Prairie Chicken. This really demonstrates what landscape analyses can offer in prioritizing conservation efforts. And on the Training page, you can get information on my new book Becoming a Compelling Communicator for Conservation. Providing the “Big Picture” also means being able to communicate so that you are readily understood and, above all, successful in moving a project forward. I wrote this handy reference to provide the lessons you need to do just that. Beginning in 2015, I also will be offering hands-on training in communication for conservationists, specifically a 1 day course for professionals and a 2 day course for graduate students.
So give us a call and put us to work! You will see that we deliver on our motto:
Quality Data. Comprehensive Analysis. Practical, Innovative Solutions.
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3121 Cardenas Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110