Who We Are
EcoGENESIS is a cutting edge environmental consulting business founded on the principles of the care and stewardship of the ecological systems which sustain humanity. Our philosophy is based on an integrated, balanced approach to co-existence between humans and their surrounding environment. We are committed to finding progressive, innovative and sustainable solutions to difficult systemic ecological and environmental issues. We excel in designing, permitting and managing large wetland mitigation and habitat restoration projects with our thirty years of professional experience in the environmental industry.
Our principal scientist and managing member, Pamela Fetterman, has emerged as a current leader in the fields of environmental and ecological restoration, management and regulation. Having worked on both sides of the permitting desk in both the public and private sectors, she skillfully guides clients through the complex channels of federal, state and local wetland mitigation banking, environmental permitting and local development review regulations. ecoGENESIS employs highly skilled staff and hand-picked 1099 subcontractors with expertise in, site feasibility analysis, wetland delineation, assessment and permitting services, environmental permitting, endangered species surveying and permitting, wetland, stream and habitat restoration contract management, management and stewardship of public and private lands, GIS analysis and modeling of environmental data, mitigation and conservation banking, restoration and mitigation construction management and monitoring, ecological valuation and ecological design services. We also work with other scientific and engineering experts to achieve successful, integrated landscape scale restoration design and construction projects that include stream, aquatic, wetland and upland habitat components.
As a small, women-owned business, we understand the meaning of value and the importance of providing high-quality, professional services at an affordable price.
Our clients include wetland mitigation bankers, national and international consulting firms, developers, energy providers, single-family residential homeowners, federal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and other regulated industries.
Awards and Professional Affiliations
- Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Society of Wetland Scientists
- Society of Ecological Restoration
- Association of Professional Soil Scientists
- National Mitigation Banking Association Board Member
- Sarasota County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Advisory Board Member
- Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program Technical Advisory Committee Member
Meet our Staff
Ms. Fetterman has 30-plus years of experience in environmental and ecological resource management, permitting, and water use regulations. She has focused on the fields of evaluation of impacts to wetland structure and function, delineation and verification of wetland and surface water boundaries jurisdictional to Florida and the United States, large scale wetland restoration and mitigation banking, ecological restoration, natural lands management, and conservation banking. Ms. Fetterman is now the managing member and Principal Scientist of ecoGENESIS, LLC, which provides feasibility analysis, wetland delineation, environmental permitting, endangered species surveying and permitting, contract management, land management, mitigation, monitoring, ecological valuation and ecological design services to wetland mitigation bankers, land developers, single-family residential homeowners, federal, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations, and other regulated industries.
Michael Jones, Subcontract Biologist/Ecologist
Michael Jones has over 19 years of experience in the environmental field. Michael has worked as a project manager for Dona Bay Watershed Management Program, Lemon Bay Watershed Management Plan, Little Sarasota Bay Watershed Management Plan, and the County Wide Oyster Monitoring Program. He performs environmental monitoring, data entry and analysis, as well as technical writing and editing. He brings a wide range of skills to ecoGenesis consulting with experience in technical report writing, Microsoft access database management, watershed management plans, plant identification, wetland monitoring, and field water quality sampling and analysis. Mike has also managed multi-discipline teams of private contractors to design and construct different phases of the comprehensive watershed management plan for Dona Bay, coordinates stakeholder groups, conducts presentations to federal, state, and local agencies as well as citizens, and coordinates regulatory negotiations with federal and state agencies. Mike is familiar with and has successfully applied for and managed cooperative funding grants from state agencies.