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Consultants in Natural Resource Management and Conservation


Collective Ecological Consulting LLC is a small, woman-owned ecological consulting company based in Denver, Colorado that has been in business for 5 years. CEC specializes in environmental compliance and permitting, plant and wildlife conservation and management, mapping, and natural resources planning. 
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We are looking forward to hearing from you about your ideas and needs. Get in touch with us today.

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CEC is capable of providing a range of environmental and ecological services. Compliance, GIS mapping and data analysis, wildlife and plant surveys, and Conservation Easement baseline studies are just a few services we provide to our clients.

Meet the Owner



CEC was established in 2016 by Melissa Belmar, an ecologist with a decade of wildlife, vegetation, wetland, and ecology experience.


2021 is a new year, and we are looking forward to it! We were lucky to survive 2020 as a small business and to receive consistent work from our clients. Thank you to everyone who supported our small operation! We are looking forward to some new projects this year:

  • Completing an Occupancy Model Analysis on the 3 years of wildlife camera data gathered from Lone Mesa State Park for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Conducting a baseline biological survey for Ken Caryl Ranch Master Association.

  • Completing Stewardship Plans for Golden Gate Canyon, Elkhead Reservoir, Yampa River, Ridgway, and John Martin Reservoir State Parks.

  • Conducting baseline biological surveys and vegetation mapping for the City of Lakewood.

  • Conducting baseline biological surveys and bat surveys for the Town of Estes Park.


We are always trying to learn new things, even though life gets busy! Here are some  resources we are reviewing now that you may find interesting:

  • Birds of the World - the best resource out there on bird life history, behaviors, migration, etc.