Science vs. Politics
From the beginning ETC’s policy has been to perform a service for our clients strictly based upon the scientific data we collect.
In our experience, when consultants set out to generate results either in favor of agencies or in favor of development, developers are often subjected to needless and costly delays. Governmental and regulatory agencies are likely to review the land where the delineation is done – if the delineation is done improperly the application process virtually starts over.
Doing anything besides collecting and reporting on the raw scientific data slows down the application process and costs more money for the developer in the long run.
Livability, Community and Aesthetics
The livability of a site is a critical question to ask when contemplating obtaining it and building on it. A site may contain wildlife corridors or wetlands, but that can add significant value to your site. A wetland or wildlife corridor running through the backyard, subdivision, or commercial site frequently enhances the aesthetic value of your site.
We live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and are known as one of the greenest most outdoor areas. People who live here would rather look out their window to a wetland or wildlife corridor than a fence or a busy sidewalk or street.
Our clients’ costs are minimized by maintaining the focus of the scope of our work, working within a timely manner, reporting the unbiased scientific data we collect, and designing remedies that use innovative technology and strategies.
At ETC there is a strong desire to establish a sense of community with everyone involved throughout all stages of a project. We keep channels of communication open — projects seem to move along more rapidly when everyone involved knows what to expect.