Restorative Planning for Landscapes in Transition
Who We Are
Ecotone Landscape Planning, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in landscape-scale, holistic, ecological planning, restoration, and land stewardship. By integrating the principles of soil health, water storage, and adaptive management, we aim to restore ecological resilience against the various stressors facing our environment.
Ecotone’s unique expertise lies at the crossroads of watershed planning, forest ecology, stream and wetland restoration, and community stewardship mobilization.
Owner and principal, Jan-Willem Jansens, assessing wetland conditions at Rio Quemado in Chimayo, NM
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"As a landowner, I appreciate the complexity of the land we have now and especially the challenges with global warming and increased drought...If you want a more holistic way of dealing with the problems you are facing, Jan-Willem is the kind of guy who can pull it all together."
— Brad Holian, Private Landowner, Glorieta Mesa, Client of 10+ years
The Embudo Valley cottonwoods showing their fall colors
What We Do
Ecotone's vision is to help create and maintain healthy, productive landscapes through insightful ecological stewardship by the primary users and decision makers of the land.
We conceptualize landscape conservation and restoration initiatives, bring together project teams, identify and pursue funding sources, and direct the project’s detailed design and implementation.
Ecotone’s Projects encompass five areas of expertise, as indicated by the pictures on the right (hover and click for more information).
Many Ecotone projects bring together these areas of expertise in a holistic approach to address landowner concerns with the land. Ecotone projects, therefore, are known for combining landscape planning, ecological restoration, and public stewardship education.
Ecotone's work had been focusing on specific themes as key strategies toward large landscape conservation inspired by E.O. Wilson's Half Earth vision and the international 30x30 vision. Ecotone contributes to establishing resilient ecosystems and landscape connectivity throughout the northern Rio Grande bioregion. The themes include: wildlife corridor conservation, Piñon-Juniper ecosystem health, water storage in headwater forest ecosystems, wetland conservation, community and ecosystem adaptation to wildfire, conservation of iconic landscapes, and soil health.