Ecosystem Capital, LLC
Ecosystem Capital is a project development and strategic advisory services firm specializing in providing assistance to landowners, corporations, financial institutions, conservation organizations, and government entities with the development of innovative market-based ecosystem services projects and strategies designed to:

Develop and realize (previously unrealized) ecological and natural resource asset values from land and water resources.
Improve the development and management of agricultural, timber, and other real estate assets in a manner consistent with our client’s conservation and financial goals and objectives.
Increase the value appreciation of real estate assets through ecological restoration or enhancement.
Identify, assess, and develop corporate strategies that integrate natural resource asset and ecosystem services considerations into corporate enterprise and operational goals and objectives.

In order to achieve the desired financial returns and ecological benefits for our clients' market-based ecosystem services projects, Ecosystem Capital utilizes a wide range of market-based conservation finance mechanisms, landowner incentive programs, and innovative land use strategies. The ideal combination of these tools and incentives enables the generation of multiple revenue streams from a specific parcel of land or project, providing diversified financial returns and ecological benefits for our clients, investors, and community stakeholders.

Project Development and Advisory Services
  • Valuation of Ecosystem Services
  • Conservation Finance Consulting 
  • Strategic Corporate Sustainability Consulting 
  • Strategic Corporate Ecosystem Services Consulting 
  • Establishment of Regional or Watershed Ecosystem Services Trading Markets  
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services Strategic Consulting  
  • Environmental Liability and Risk Management Consulting 
Market-Based Ecosystem Services Project Development and Strategic Consulting
carbon sequestration projects
  • wetland and stream mitigation banking 
  • conservation/biodiversity offset banking 
  • natural resource damage mitigation 
  • water quality trading 
  • watershed ecosystem services 
  • "mixed" or "blended" market-based ecosystem services projects

Contact Ecosystem Capital, LLC

Patrick Beary
2040 West Belmont Avenue
Suite 405
Chicago, Illinois  60618
Phone: (773) 782-6428


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Illinois

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