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About Us

About us Who We Are.

At Bear Environmental Consulting, our mission is to harmonize responsible development with the preservation of Florida’s precious natural resources. We are a family-owned and operated business based in Inglis, Florida, and we’re committed to providing expert environmental solutions that respect the delicate balance of our unique ecosystem.

Bear Environmental Consulting Specializes in a wide range of environmental assessments and services, including Gopher tortoise surveys, gopher tortoise permitting and relocation, wetland delineations, invasive species assessments, habitat management plans, and more. We tailor our services to the requirements of each project, providing a personalized consulting experience to move your project forward.

Our Vision

At Bear Environmental Consulting, we envision a future where progress and ecological preservation go hand in hand. Our team of seasoned environmental experts is dedicated to realizing this vision. With an intimate understanding of Florida’s unique and intricate landscape, we’re equipped to guide your projects towards environmentally conscious outcomes.

We are constantly striving to provide a fresh approach to environmental consulting by combining modern technologies, vetted methodologies, and customer service beyond compare.

Meet Scott Matthewman: A Steward of Florida's Natural Heritage

Leading our team is Chief Environmental Scientist Scott Matthewman. Born and raised in Florida, Scott’s connection to its landscapes runs deep. His childhood on the edge of the Everglades instilled a love for its woods and waters, driving his dedication to protecting Florida’s unique natural heritage and diverse ecosystems.

Scott’s journey led him to a degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida. During this time, he honed his skills with hands-on experience, including interning and volunteering at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge. His passion and expertise grew as he managed natural lands for the State of Florida, holding multiple roles within agencies like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

With over a decade of experience, Scott has actively contributed to the conservation of Florida’s lands. His work spans a spectrum of activities, from invasive species removal and prescribed burns to species inventories and imperiled species monitoring. Scott’s qualifications include being an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent (#GTA-22-00040B), a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (CPBM), and a trained USACE / State of Florida wetland delineator.

Our Unique Approach

Scott’s diverse background empowers Bear Environmental Consulting to tackle complex environmental challenges with creativity and expertise. By combining our knowledge with innovative solutions, we strive to ensure that every project we undertake upholds the delicate equilibrium of Florida’s ecosystems.

Thank you for considering Bear Environmental Consulting as your partner in responsible development and environmental preservation. Join us in our journey to protect, conserve, and celebrate the natural treasures that Florida holds.

Scott Matthewman
Founder, Bear Environmental Consulting, LLC