“I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Desmond Duke of EcoResolve, for his willingness to help us resolve a mitigation banking issue we had related to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) permit. Desmond unselfishly supported a decision to come to our aid on a very sensitive banking discrepancy.  He supported a decision to ratify a permitting inconsistency, where his bank and another were both named as mitigation banks on the same project for both the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and ACOE permits.  Without hesitation, Desmond proactively helped us unify the banking mitigation on our clients behalf.  Desmond openly supported unification of the mitigation ultimately going to a competitor’s bank with whom our client had an existing contract, saving our client in excess of $200,000 that would have gone to his representative bank.  In my opinion, his willingness to recognize and support the mitigation credits, consistent with his understanding of the permitting intent, regardless of his loss of economic gain, demonstrated not only his underlying understanding of the permitting process, but more importantly his character and integrity as an individual and professional in this complex field.  We are gratefully indebted for his actions.”

David Douglas, P.E. | President, David Douglas Associates, Inc

“For more than 20 years, I have worked closely with Desmond Duke in his capacity as a marketer of mitigation bank credits for both wetlands and endangered species. Desmond has been trustworthy, knowledgeable, diligent and highly networked in his extraordinarily successful career with The Wetlandsbank Company and his work at EcoResolve”.

George Platt, Esq., | Partner and General Counsel, The Wetlandsbank Company, LLC

This is to express both my gratitude and acknowledgement of the well-established superior reputation and service provided by Desmond Duke and EcoResolve. For over 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work with Desmond on a number of projects, and in a number of capacities, in both the public and private sectors. As the former General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District ("SFWMD"), I worked with Desmond on a number of regulatory matters in cases where he was representing mitigation banks before the SFWMD. Desmond maintained strong working relationships with the SFWMD Staff, especially as it related to the credibility and quality of the work products generated on behalf of his clients in seeking permits from the SFWMD.

In private practice, I have had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with EcoResolve in representing landowners, and other clients, before a variety of federal, state, and local agencies in obtaining mitigation bank permits. In this capacity, I have worked closely with Desmond on complex regulatory matters for both small and large scale projects throughout South Florida before a multitude of governmental agencies involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Water Management Districts. In my experience with EcoResolve and Desmond, there always exists high caliber environmental and consulting expertise. Time and again, Desmond demonstrates his in-depth knowledge of the applicable agency regulations and working relationships.

EcoResolve has a proven track record in all aspects of mitigation banking, as well as a command of complex federal and state governmental standards and procedures. As such, I would highly recommend EcoResolve to any of my clients in need of top notch mitigation banking consulting and marketing services.

John Fumero, Esq. | Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce, PA

For more than a decade Desmond has been a really valuable member of our Bluefield team and we’ve enjoyed the relationship as much as we have the credit sales he’s made. What I particularly appreciate is that he has a genuine interest and passion for the science and conservation that underwrites our mitigation, and he has worked diligently to master all of the technical and ecological elements of our work so that he can convey to credit buyers and their consultants much more information about our mitigation than just credit availability and pricing. Seeing as we’re a science-centric, conservation-driven company that prides itself in industry-leading ecological restoration and management, Desmond has embraced our corporate culture and enthusiastically conveys it to all the private and public stakeholders in Florida, and in doing so he is simply a great representative for Bluefield Ranch Mitigation Bank.

Chuck Olson, Ph.D | Principal, MitBank USA

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