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Staff Highlight - Certified Environmental Scientist, Auston Germano

Auston Germano is one of Earth Tech Environmental’s ecologists who puts his boots in about everything, but specializes in gopher tortoises, preserve management, and vegetation monitoring.   Auston has recently attained a Certified…
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Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan

Earth Tech Environmental has been busy in the field working on the Collier County Comprehensive Watershed Improvement Plan (CCCWIP), a massive, collaborative effort to redirect and restore the historical flow of water to Naples and Rookery Bay.…
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Contract Award

ETE has been awarded a new 3 year contract to continue as the biological monitors for the Clam Bay Estuary.  We have been the biological monitors for that last 3 years.  Our monitoring services include: Mangrove Monitoring Exotic &…
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Species Spotlight: Florida Burrowing Owl

Love is in the air for Florida burrowing owls. Fittingly, these birds begin their breeding season in conjunction with Valentine's Day, typically falling between February 15th and July 10th. These unique little birds are only found in Florida,…
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Gopher Tortoise Relocations

ETE recently completed the gopher tortoise permitting and relocation in Lehigh Acres on November 16, 2018. A total of nine potentially occupied gopher tortoise burrows were identified within the development area of the property. Four gopher…
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Bald Eagle Monitoring

Earth Tech Environmental ecologists recently completed a bald eagle monitoring project in Collier County. Due to a roofing construction project nearby, bald eagle monitoring was required 3 days/week to ensure the eagles were not disturbed during…
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Bonneted Bat Acoustic Monitoring

In 2015, Earth Tech installed two bat houses on a site in south Collier county as a part of an onsite mitigation plan for the endangered Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus). Now, several years later, we finally have some residents!…
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Florida Master Naturalist Program

Earth Tech Environmental staff is always looking to expand its knowledge base and credentials. Some of our Ecologists recently took part in the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP)- a UF/IFAS program designed to increase understanding…
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Shorebird Monitoring

ETE is currently conducting shorebird monitoring for the Clam Pass dredging project.  The monitoring includes a daily check for potential nesting activity in and around the project work area.  It's great opportunity to observe some of the…
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Drone Survey of a Bird Rookery

ETE recently utilized a drone to assist in assessing the range of nesting on a small bird rookery in Clam Bay.  Using a drone is an excellent, non-intrusive way to establish counts of nesting and or roosting birds at the rookery.  Nests of…