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Testimonials

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“ERG staff has displayed great knowledge and expertise in federal agency policies, procedures and processes. They have produced top quality work in technical analyses and policy review documents for us. ERG participated in BLM Resource Management Plan processes, providing critical technical support and strategic planning to Sublette County, as a Cooperating Agency.”

– Joel Bousman, County Commissioner
Sublette County, Wyoming

 

 

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“ERG came highly recommended for this project from other area Counties and agencies. Mr. Gregory Kennett and his Staff provided excellent analysis, field studies, research and documentation to support Campbell County with our participation on the Draft Resource Management Plan.”

– Matthew Avery, County Commissioner
Campbell County, Wyoming

 

 

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“ERG was very cooperative and reasonable in the implementation of the contract requirements, including adjustments for changes in direction and law. They exhibited genuine concern for the Government’s interests, including minimizing the potential for appeal of the environmental assessment.”


– Susan Stresser, Project Manager, Black Rock (Butte) Environmental Analysis
USDA Forest Service, San Francisco, California

 

 

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“I have had the opportunity to work with a number of consulting firms, and I rank ERG extremely high on my list of the best consultants with whom I have worked.”

– Johanna H. Wald, Senior Attorney, Director of Western Renewables
Natural Resource Defense Council, San Francisco, California

 

 

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”In my experience, this combination of technical, economic and political awareness is quite unique among resource consultants and I absolutely offer my support to any environmental project ERG might be considered for.”

– Tom France, Director and Counsel
Northern Rockies Office, National Wildlife Federation

 

 

 

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”Ecosystem Research Group repaid the trust we placed in them many times over. I believe the final ERG report is a landmark study that will stand the test of time and be a role model for groups and agencies to refer to when dealing with similar issues.”

– Paul B. Smith, Chair
Elkhorn Working Group, Boulder, Montana

 

 

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”We were impressed with the professional and proficient work ERG provided the board and staff. ERG was a pleasure to work with, always accessible, and able to easily identify and articulate the Board’s concerns.”

– Park County 
Park County Board of Commissioners, Cody, Wyoming

 

 

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”ERG came prepared with sophisticated and insightful GIS graphics, and an unpretentious ‘can do’ attitude that kept the conversation positive and productive beyond our expectations.”


– Sherman Anderson, President
Sun Mountain Lumber, Deerlodge, Montana

 

 

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”ERG’s support allowed us to find and develop original solutions to contentious public land management issues while addressing the forest management gridlock that is the outgrowth of the frustration felt by so many interest groups.”

– Tom France, Director and Counsel, Northern Rockies Officer
National Wildlife Federation, Missoula, Montana

 

 

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”…I particularly commend you on refraining from giving opinions in areas where data did not exist to back them up. Your observations were truly unbiased and based on science and we appreciate your efforts tremendously.”


– Kathy Gunderman, Assistant Field Manager, Resources
BLM, Pinedale Field Office, Pinedale, Wyoming

 

 

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”With all my years working for Park County there are only a few professionals who really stand out. ERG is one of the few; working with people like you makes my job enjoyable.”

– Peggy Ruble, Administrative Assistant
Park County Commission, Cody, Wyoming

 

 

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”ERG had the credibility and people skills to address elk/livestock issues in a manner that is bringing people together in the Elkhorns.”


– Jerry Wells, Elkhorn Conservation Initiative Director
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula, Montana

 

 

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”ERG was able to assist both the citizen-commissioners in articulating their concerns and input, and the Forest staff in understanding and utilizing that input, and a better Plan was the result.”


– Bernard R. Bornong, Planning Staff Officer
USDA Forest Service, Bighorn National Forest, Sheridan, Wyoming

 

 

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”ERG brought invaluable credibility to the process.”


– Terry Egenhoff, Realty Specialist
USDA Forest Service, Northern Region

 

 

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”They produced consistent, excellent quality work and seemed willing to do whatever was necessary to complete the contracted task to my satisfaction.”

– Gary Frank, Resource Program Manager
Forest Management Bureau, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

 

 

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”…thank you for an outstanding job…”

– Dan Bangeman, Supervisor
Flathead Conservation District, Montana

 

 

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”ERG’s character, people and technical skills, commitment to quality and their experience level in the industry is a plus to their clients and the northwest communities that they serve.”


– Gus Peralta, Project Engineering
ConocoPhilips Transportation, Western Region

 

 

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”I found the ERG team to be easy to work with and very capable in all aspects of the planning process.”

– Carol J. Cole, Interpretive Specialist
Sawtooth National Forest/Recreation Area, US Forest Service, Sun Valley, Idaho

 

 

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”ERG stands alone at the top on my list.”

– Larry Hicks, Natural Resources Coordinator
Little Snake River Conservation District, Wyoming

 

 

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”…the work ethic and dedication of this group was fantastic, we have received e-mail from them at 2:00 in the morning…They cannot be equaled in what they do.”

– Don Russell, Keith Grant, and William Duncan, Bighorn County Commissioners
Bighorn County Commission, Wyoming

 

 

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”Specialists associated with ERG were well informed and familiar with the intimate details of their areas of expertise; including botany, ecology, wildlife biology, soil science, hydrology and fisheries.”

– Jodi Leingang, Plant Ecologist and District NEPA Coordinator
US Forest Service, Region 6, Naches District, Washington

 

 

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”ERG is highly reputable in several regards.”

– J. Stephen Shelly, Regional Botanist
USDA Forest Service, Northern Region

 

 

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”…work was performed proficiently and on time.”

– Arne Rosquist, Forest Hydrologist
USDA Forest Service, Northern Region

 

 

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”…thank you and your staff for your outstanding work in developing the Helena Open Lands Management Plan…”

– Tim Burton and Randy Lilje, City Manager and Director of Parks & Recreation respectively
City of Helena, Montana

 

 

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”The ERG team was always willing to commit needed resources to meet difficult deadlines and produce high quality products.”

– Susan V. Lee, Vice President
Aspen Environmental Group, San Francisco, California

 

 

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”I have been very satisfied with the performance of Ecosystem Research Group and would hire them again if the opportunity arises.”

– Laurie Zeller
Conservation Districts Bureau, Helena, Montana

 

 

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”The professionals at ERG met and surpassed our lofty expectations…and importantly, did so in a fiscally responsible manner.”

– Tom Troxel and Aaron Everett
Black Hills Forest Resource Association

 

 

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”It is delightful to work with an organization that embraces the public as a useful partner, rather than treating public involvement as just one more phase to get through.”

– Jan Edelstein
Citizens Transportation Coalition, Hailey, Idaho

 

 

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”I found working with your staff to be gratifying—they communicated very well, were professional, and approachable and knowledgeable on various subject matters.”

– Rebecca Ridenour, Lower Missouri Basin Monitoring Coordinator
Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Helena, Montana

 

 

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”ERG produced a high-quality product on time and within budget”

– Janene Caywood, Associate Archaeologist
Historical Research Associates

 

 

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”The effort put forth to obtain historical information, local input, and their attention to detail, and still achieve a readable style and attractive format deserves a hearty “super job” to those who accomplished this masterful effort at Ecosystem Research Group.”

– Gary Young, Scenic Byways Coordinator, Boise, Idaho

 

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”The Corridor Management Plan for Scenic Byway 79, which was created by Ecosystem Research Group, is one of the best that many folks have seen so far.”

– Bertha Mae Taylor, Mayor, Clarksville, Missouri

 

 

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”ERG did an excellent job of incorporating ideas generated through the public process into the content of the CMP.”

– Ralph A. Huesing, President, Highway 79 Search Committee

 

 

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”Clearwater County totally recommends hiring ERG for management planning.”

– David L. Ponozzo, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners, Clearwater County, Idaho

 

 

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”…ERG has produced an excellent planning tool that will guide Helena through the next decade of open space management.”

– Alice Stanley, Chair
Helena Open Lands Management Advisory Committee, Helena, Montana

 

 

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”..you did a great job on Route 79.”

– Mark Rankin, Senior Permit Specialist
Missouri Department of Transportation

 

 

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”The level of activity and the around the clock effort put out by ERG was exceptional.”

– Ralph Brokaw, Chairman
Medicine Bow Conservation District, Wyoming

 

 

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”ERG’s grasp of best management practices and best available science in regards to livestock grazing on forested lands is the best I’ve seen.”

– Jack Cobb, Chairman
Little Snake River Conservation District, Wyoming

 

 

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”The guidance provided by ERG has provided an excellent example of ranching and ecology working in partnership to preserve and protect fragile ecological areas.”

– Scott Ozmun
Lolo Trail Ranch and Crescent Cardboard Company

 

 

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”Your expertise and dedication have helped to develop market-driven agribusiness systems that generate economic growth and alleviate poverty.”

– Tom Verdoorn, Senior Vice President
Land O’Lakes International Development, Shoreview, Minnesota

 

 

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