Webster Creek Mitigation Bank Selects Bio-Tech Consulting to Assist with Area Restoration, Enhancement Project

– for this restoration project Bio-Tech Consulting will manage environmental and permitting services –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it is consulting on a new mitigation bank project, called the Webster Creek Mitigation Bank, in Volusia County, Fla. that aims to restore the area’s historic system for the benefit of the regional environment. This historic system was degraded in the 1950s when ditches were dug through salt marshes and sensitive mangrove environments for the purpose of mosquito control.

Early steps of the restoration process involve Bio-Tech Consulting filing an Environmental Resource Permit application with the St. Johns River Water Management District and a Prospectus with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Future phases of the environmental enhancement effort may include filling archaic mosquito ditches and replanting of native flora.

“This important historic system was severely degraded by ditching in the 1950s, which was done for mosquito control reasons,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “The ditching process reduced the overall natural functions provided by these wetlands and negatively impacted important fisheries components, water quality and many other functions. This restoration project will improve the area’s functionality and greatly benefit the regional environment of Webster Creek as a whole.”

For this project, Bio-Tech Consulting proposes to move dirt needed to fill the mosquito ditches with a process called hydroblasting – a more environmentally-sensitive technique than the use of heavy earth-moving machines such as bulldozers. A phased approached to the Webster Creek Mitigation Bank restoration project means a majority of the historic system’s functionality can be anticipated to return within four or five years following restoration […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Webster Creek Mitigation Bank Selects Bio-Tech Consulting to Assist with Area Restoration, Enhancement Project

St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Unanimously Re-Elects Bio-Tech Consulting President to Third-Consecutive Term as Chairman

– John Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2016 –
ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices throughout the state, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was unanimously re-elected by the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board to the position of Chairman of the Board for a third-consecutive term.

In March 2010 Governor Crist appointed Miklos to an at-large seat for a four-year term on the Governing Board, and in March 2014 Governor Scott reappointed him to an additional four-year term. The Governing Board first elected Miklos as Chairman in November 2013 and re-elected him to the position in November 2014 and November 2015. Miklos will serve as Chairman of the Board through November 2016.

Board members are appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board meets monthly to set policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“The work of everyone at the District continues to expand not only in volume, but also in scope. During my previous two years as Chairman, I have seen incredible strides made toward furthering the mission of protecting our cherished water resources,” Miklos said. “As we move forward into 2016, I know the Governing Board and the entire District staff are more committed than ever to ensuring sustainable use of our area resources for the benefit of everyone in our District – for years to come.”

As president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting, Miklos advises clients on issues involving wetlands, uplands, wildlife, water quality, land management, land development, aquatic maintenance, and permitting with various regulatory agencies. He […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Unanimously Re-Elects Bio-Tech Consulting President to Third-Consecutive Term as Chairman

Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

– for 1,600 acre development Bio-Tech will manage environmental and permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it will serve as the environmental consulting firm on a new 1,600-acre Minto Communities development located in the western Daytona Beach area.

Called Daytona West, the new community is located at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard and will offer more than 3,000 single-family homes and paired villa residences in close proximity to area attractions, shopping destinations, and the beaches. Construction is expected to begin mid 2015 with the first new home sales offered by mid 2016.

As the environmental consulting firm on the project, Bio-Tech Consulting will manage overall environmental consulting services including extensive, formal wildlife surveys to identify any protected species within the site. Bio-Tech Consulting also will pursue all necessary environmental permits that may be required by local, state or federal organizations such as Volusia County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corp of Engineers, or others.

Minto Communities, an award-winning homebuilder and developer, is purchasing the land from Consolidated-Tomoka Land Company. Daytona West, slated to be age-restricted and targeting adults 55 and over, will be the seventh new Minto community launched in Florida in the past two years.

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national recognition […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

Hillsborough County Selects Bio-Tech Consulting for Habitat Restoration Project at Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

– as successful bidder Bio-Tech Consulting will help reduce density and canopy cover to help restore habitats for native plants and animals –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it was the successful bidder for the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve Canopy Reduction project initiated by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. The project aims to reduce the density and canopy cover of hardwood trees and sand pines at the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve in Hillsborough County.

The purpose of the habitat restoration project is to improve the quality of conditions for gopher tortoises, Florida scrub jays and other wildlife and native plant species throughout the preserve. The work area is approximately 41 acres in the central portion of the Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve, which provides oak scrub habitats to the area’s flora and fauna.

“Working with Hillsborough County on restoring these valuable oak scrub habitats is an important part of enhancing the local populations of several endangered or threatened species of wildlife and plants,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “We’re happy to be onboard for this project, and Bio-Tech Consulting will utilize the skills and expertise of its Tampa-based employees to help guide and oversee this project.”

Per requirements of the bid, habitat restoration work must begin no earlier than December 1, 2014 and be concluded by February 28, 2015.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Hillsborough County Selects Bio-Tech Consulting for Habitat Restoration Project at Balm Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve

Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, will serve Board through June 2015 –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board.

The Orange County Public Works Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing county-wide projects related to road construction, road maintenance, storm water management, transportation planning, transportation engineering, drainage, street lighting, and more.

“I am certainly honored to be named to this position with Orange County,” John said. “In this capacity, I look forward to serving our area residents and assisting in the review of important matters concerning Orange County’s future planning and engineering projects.”

The Public Works Advisory Board consists of seven members, including six members from among such disciplines as traffic engineering, geotechnical, storm water, and general consulting disciplines, the construction industry, the development industry, and one citizen at large.

Miklos will serve the Board through June 2015.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

By |May 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board

President of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. Reappointed to Governing Board of St. Johns River Water Management District

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, will serve four more years in an at-large seat –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was reappointed to the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Miklos will serve for a four-year term, in an at-large seat, that runs through 2018.

Miklos has served on the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board since March 2010 and is the current Chairman. Board members are appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Board meets monthly to set policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“As current Chairman, I am proud to serve as a part of this very active and involved Governing Board,” Miklos said. “It is a sincere honor for me to receive this reappointment, and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members in support of the District and setting effective policies that will benefit our constituents and protect our important natural resources for many years to come.”

As president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting, Miklos advises clients on issues involving wetlands, uplands, wildlife, water quality, land management, land development, aquatic maintenance, and permitting with various regulatory agencies. Miklos holds a bachelor’s degree in Limnology from the University of Central Florida and has more than 21 years of professional experience.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on President of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. Reappointed to Governing Board of St. Johns River Water Management District

Bio-Tech Consulting Wins Bid to Provide Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

– Seminole County Board of County Commissioners awarded bid for habitat restoration and
mechanical treatment of burn zones –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it won a bid for gopher tortoise habitat restoration from the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners. The bid calls for the mechanical treatment of burn zones within the Lake Proctor Wilderness Area near the town of Geneva, Fla.

To maintain healthy gopher tortoise habitats, the land is dependent on regular, prescribed burns. Bio-Tech Consulting’s restoration services across approximately 47 acres of the Lake Proctor Wilderness Area will include mowing perimeter fire lines and removing trees along the shoulder to allow for safe and effective burns.

Per requirements of the bid, all mowing must be done to a natural grade via mulching or rotary blade-type mower to reduce vegetation, and any trees in the shoulder shall be removed to ground level. All mechanical treatment work of the burn zones is to be completed by May 1, 2014.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

By |March 27th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Wins Bid to Provide Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

Bio-Tech Consulting Works with Corvias Military Living on New Housing Privatization Projects at Elgin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field

– Corvias Military Living contracts Bio-Tech Consulting for wildlife surveys, permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it was recently contracted by Corvias Military Living to provide wildlife surveys and permitting services for new housing privatization projects being implemented at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

For both projects, Bio-Tech Consulting conducted wildlife surveys across ±900 acres at Eglin Air Force Base and ±200 acres at Hurlburt Field. Bio-Tech Consulting will work with Corvias Military Living to resolve any potential concerns between listed species and the proposed development. Species of concern for the surveys included gopher tortoise, indigo snake, red-cockaded woodpecker, black bear, gulf sturgeon, and sea turtle.

“These are certainly important projects not only for the military installations, but also the entire region,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “We are proud to be a part of these projects in the panhandle, and we look forward to our continued work with the Corvias Group on enhanced housing opportunities for service members and their families.”

About Corvias Group
Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group dedicated to building strong communities through partnerships that deliver the highest quality development, construction and management solutions to a range of clients, including the military and higher education. Applying our success as pioneers of real estate development and management for the military, our family of companies, Corvias Military Living and Corvias Campus Living, deliver customer service that exceeds client expectations, and an innovative, comprehensive approach to facility financing, management and construction. We have the ability to forge partnerships that consistently put […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Works with Corvias Military Living on New Housing Privatization Projects at Elgin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field