Our services

We offer Landscape Architecture, Landscape Restoration Planning and Design, Ecological Restoration and Land Stewardship in the upper Midwest. We serve land trusts, educational institutions, and private landowners. Typical projects include long-term engagements using a hands-on approach on lands of 5 to 500 acres, providing assistance in analyzing current ecological conditions, defining desired goals, and designing step-wise and adaptive implementations. We work to connect people with nature to the sustained benefit of both.

Nancy M. Aten,
PLA, ASLA,  Landscape Architect

Dan Collins, PE,
Program Manager and Restoration Consultant

upcoming events

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 12, 2019 – Speaking in Houghton at the Carnegie Museum, Designing Beautiful Native Plant Landscapes and Gardens, for Sustainable Futures Institute, Keweenaw Seedling chapter of Wild Ones, the Keweenaw Land Trust and the Keweenaw Garden Club.

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).

May 11, 2020 – Speaking on “Jens Jensen: Landscape Design Principles and The Clearing” for the National Garden Club convention in Milwaukee at Boerner Botanical Gardens.


past events