Celata Ecological Reconnaissance and Inventories

Celata Research Associates specializes in ecological reconnaissance, inventory, restoration and education.  Mike Patterson, owner/operator, has over 35 years of field experience identifying and counting the plants and animals likely to occur in Western Oregon and Washington. 


Ecological reconnaissance and rapid assessment – Based on one or two visits, we identify key characteristics of a site and create a habitat profile employing longer term studies from analog sites.  These rapid assessments can then be used by managers and grant writers who are working on accelerated time-lines.


Comprehensive inventories – Using standardized protocols, we implement comprehensive inventories focusing on wildlife densities and use patterns.  We also do targeted protocol based counts of specific plants or animals to determine distribution and densities for mapping and planning.


Restoration of habitats – We provide consulting services for those looking to restore and manage native habitats.