Testimonials for MTS Ecological

Read a few testimonials for MTS Ecological from a few of our flagship clients and projects.

We serve a wide range of clients federal and state agencies, land trust and conservation organizations, landscape architects, engineers, conservation attorneys, homeowners associations, private landowners, land buyers and sellers, and many others.

“MTS Ecological’s detailed ecological studies, reports, and findings on land under my ownership have played a key role in the recognition of over 10,000 acres as Natural Heritage Areas; their successful conveyance to North Carolina State Parks, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and The Conservation Fund; as well as the successful defense of a 7000-acre rare plant site against a transmission line condemnation.  It has always been a pleasure to work with Kevin Caldwell and his associates.”

Tim Sweeney, CEO Epic GamesPrivate Nature Conservationist / 130 of Chatham LLC

“The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Chapter hired Mountains to Sea Ecological to conduct an Easement Documentation Report on a 3,000+ acre property that had never been surveyed for Conservation Values.  MTS did a fantastic job researching and incorporating all relevant data sets, and Mr. Caldwell’s thorough and experienced field work allowed us to develop an impressive and legally defensible conservation easement document.  MTS was also attentive to project deadlines.”

Gabriel Lynch - The Nature Conservancy, Tennessee ChapterDirector of Protection

“Since the late 1990’s, Kevin and MTS have provided detailed biological inventories, Conservation Values, and Baseline Documentation Reports for CMLC’s conservation easements and other conservation initiatives.  Their keen eye for rare species, rare natural communities, old growth forests,  human impacts, and land-use history provides an invaluable service for Land Trusts throughout the Blue Ridge and the east.”

Kieran Roe, Carolina Mountain Land ConservancyExecutive Director
Sherwood Forest is a homeowner-managed forested community in Cedar Mountain, NC.  We treasure the natural world and have set aside 300 of 1000 acres as protected “Green Areas”.  Kevin did an exceptional 2-year inventory of our Green Areas, but his enthusiasm, energy, and plant, habitat, and wildlife knowledge and discoveries were inspirational.  His comprehensive report provided us with baseline data and photos we needed to evaluate changes that may occur with global warming.  He identified many rare communities, high quality features, and rare species we didn’t know we had, increasing our determination to treasure and live in harmony with our natural environment.
Bill Thomas, Sherwood Forest Homeowners Association Green Areas Committee Member / Homeowner

“Working with Kevin at MTS Ecological was a joy.  Kevin’s expertise brought invaluable insight to my personal property’s natural resources as well a history of its previous use.  He provided a well-designed master plan that gave me the comfort and confidence to proceed with ecologically responsible development knowing that all unique special habitats would be protected.”

Jeff Farlow - Pentair Water Quality Systems Program Manager of Energy Initiatives

“MTS Ecological’s work to protect rare plants along the Appalachian Trail by overhauling and revising the program, improving data collection and delivery, assisting volunteers, and investigating unmonitored rare plant sites exceeded our expectations.”

Leanna Joyner, Appalachian Trail Conference Program & Communications Manager

“Thanks for your great work and natural resource inventory, Kevin — I’m impressed and delighted! Your inventory and report serve as the basis of the conservation easement, protection, and management of the land for years to come. Bob would have been delighted with your work.”

Dr. Ileana Grams-Moog – Bob Moog FoundationFounding Member

“Kevin – I enjoyed meeting you and spending the day touring and examining our property. Your in-depth knowledge of the flora and fauna of our region is remarkable. Prior to your survey, the land was just “pretty” – now we know we have a few hundred species, rare habitats and species – and now we have a management plan and excitement to help heal the historical damage.”

Dr. Bill Allen, Retired - Fairview NC Retired / Private Landowner