The Ecology Program at Hicks & Company provides quality technical, policy and problem-solving expertise in the areas of threatened and endangered species, wetlands and habitat conservation planning, among other areas.

Hicks & Company maintains current permits issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct surveys for species listed as threatened or endangered and legally collect and/or relocate wildlife during quantitative field studies.

I am fortunate to be part of such a well-rounded team.  Hicks & Company has ecologists with over 30 years of field experience, and each new season brings an opportunity to learn from them and also collaborate with other experts in our field around the state.

Julie LeClair



  • Endangered Species habitat assessment & presence absence surveys
  • Wetland Delineation, Clean Water Act, Section 404 Permitting & Mitigation Planning
  • Habitat Conservation Planning
  • Biological Assessments under Section 7 of the ESA
  • Vegetation community surveys & quantitative sampling
  • Tree surveys & migratory bird nesting surveys
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Watershed planning, stream channel & riparian corridor restoration
  • Early identification of natural resource constraints and avoidance strategies
  • Habitat appraisal & damage assessment
  • Water quality assessment & mitigation
  • Ecological risk assessment


Click below for two audio samples of endangered avian species, the Golden-cheeked Warbler, and Black-capped Vireo. Photo credit:  Julie LeClair

Golden-cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia)