Rebecca Olson is an ecologist with educational and career experiences focused on human interaction with nature. She started Olson Ecological Solutions in 2006 with the goal of bringing the beauty and function of nature into urban and suburban environments for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Olson Ecological Solutions, LLC
provides science-based consulting, planning, and technical expertise regarding:
- Conservation Subdivision Design
- Restoration and Management of native plantings
- Ecological Research
- Land Protection
- Wetland Mitigation
- Grant Writing and Administration
- Natural Area Restoration
- Real Estate
- Real Estate and Development Consulting Services
- Ecological Restoration, Protection, and Research Services
About the Consultant
Rebecca Olson 815 985-2689
Rebecca is the owner and president of Olson Ecological Solutions, LLC. Her work protects, enhances, and creates natural areas and encourages human interaction with nature in various ways. She has played a significant role in preserve planning and preservation of over 1,200 acres of natural areas in northern Illinois. She has secured and administered over $4.7 million for local land planning, conservation, and restoration projects. The projects that she develops and manages provide natural areas in rural and developed settings like river corridors, drainage systems, wetlands, parks, and neighborhoods. Rebecca attended Denison University for her Bachelor of Arts in biology and minor in chemistry. She then received her Master of Science in wildlife biology from Colorado State University. She moved to Rockford in 2000. Prior to Olson Ecological Solutions, she served as the Director of Land Preservation for the Natural Land Institute and assisted in natural area restoration with the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District. Rebecca has served on several boards of directors focused on ecological conservation and neighborhood development and currently serves on the Natural Land Institute Land Conservation Committee and Executive Committee of the Keith Parent Association. For more information about the services offered please click here.
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