Melissa Belmar


Owner - Ecologist - GIS Analyst

Master of Science, Applied Ecology

Bachelor of Science, Biology


Melissa is an ecologist with a range of experience in wildlife management and conservation, plant and wildlife field surveys, technical writing, wetlands, and GIS analysis of natural resources data. Melissa's primary focus has been the conservation and management of wildlife resources in the West and has worked on numerous projects in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California over the last 9 years. She has also  done academic research involving mountain pine beetle and forest ecology, ecotoxicology, and animal behavior. Melissa worked for academic institutions, non-profits, government, and consulting firms, including Colorado State Parks, before launching Collective Ecological Consulting, LLC.

Melissa has training in audial and visual bird identification and is an active birder in her spare time. She also has extensive experience with using GIS as a tool for better conservation and management and technical reporting. Melissa is also a certified ecologist with the Ecological Society of America. Melissa enjoys conducting any work in conservation and is eager to take on new, challenging projects. 

“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals, or collectively the land.” 

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac.

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