Kelly Gutshall, is the owner of LandStudies, a small business which designs and builds innovative green infrastructure and restoration projects.
The 15-person company offers services such as green masterplans, watershed planning, floodplain restoration, stormwater management, conservation plans and environmental construction, including the installation of forested stream buffers. We’re focused on helping clients — in both the public and private sectors — find economical solutions to their environmental challenges,” she added. “Essentially, we help our clients simultaneously improve the environment and realize economic gains for doing the right thing.”
LandStudies played an instrumental role in the restoration of Lititz Run, which has been cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the 12 best watershed restoration projects in the nation. The company also received praise from the U.S. National Park Service for its stream restoration project in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Today, the award-winning company is front and center in discussions on how Lancaster County can best meet new state and federal regulations to clean up county waterways that feed into the Chesapeake Bay.