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Our services

We offer Landscape Restoration Planning and Design, Ecological Restoration and Land Stewardship in eastern Wisconsin. Typical projects include long-term engagements with landowners of 5 to 500 acres, providing assistance in analyzing current ecological conditions, defining desired sustainable goals and designing step-wise and adaptive implementations with measurable outcomes. With a long-term commitment, lands of a range of local ecosystem types and initial conditions are candidates for our hands-on restoration planning and design services.

Nancy M. Aten,
PLA, ASLA,  Landscape Architect

Dan Collins, PE,
Program Manager and Restoration Consultant

upcoming events

May-June 2019 – Nancy is pleased to announce her artwork will be on exhibit at the UW Madison Arboretum's Steinhauer Trust Gallery. Opening Reception Sunday, May 12th, 1 pm - 3:30 pm.

May 26, 2019 – Hike: Wetlands of the Bay Shore Blufflands, with Tracy Hames of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, for The Ridges’ Festival of Nature.

June 3, 2019 – Gibraltar 4th grade Vernal Wetland Field Trip, at our Blufflands property, with Door County Land Trust

June 8, 2019 – Wild Adventure: Discovering Life in a Vernal Pond at the Aten-Collins Conservation Easement, with Door County Land Trust

June 2019 (date tbd) – Leading a volunteer planting day for demonstration landscapes at Bay Shore Bluffflands Preserve for Door County Land Trust

June 17-18, 2019 – Teaching a workshop at The Clearing, Beloved Door County Native Plant Communities – a deep dive with art and science.

June 19 and June 22, 2019 – We will be screen printing in rainbow colors the Open Door Pride logo at the Wednesday evening pre-event, and at Open Door Pride Fest on Saturday. Bring t-shirts to be printed.

Summer 2019 – Dan is again supporting and conducting water testing for Bay Shore Property Owners Association, in conjunction with UW-Oshkosh

August 17-18, 2019 – Leading a morning hike at our Blufflands property, and speaking at the evening event, for Door County Land Trust’s Annual Members Gathering

September 15, 2019 – Conducting workshop for UW-Madison Arboretum’s Native Gardening Conference: Opening the mind to new ways of observing, processing and explaining the natural world through art (watercolor, pencil, haiku).

September 2019 (date tbd) – Bayshore Blufflands Neighborhood gathering, assisting Door County Land Trust


past events