Only through exploration and understanding can we
begin to protect and preserve our rich natural heritage


Heinrich Ecological Services (HES) was established in 2002 and offers the following professional services to a growing list of clients located throughout Florida and the southeastern United States:

  • Wildlife surveys and research with a focus on ecology and conservation
  • Natural history programming for diverse audiences, with special emphasis on training naturalists, land managers and educators
  • Nature-based tours of select Florida natural areas for individuals, organizations and school groups
    Heinrich Ecological Services is committed to providing our clients with a high-quality product at a fair cost. Whatever your needs, HES is there to assist you with exploring the nature of Florida.
    George L. Heinrich is a field biologist and environmental educator specializing in reptiles, particularly Florida turtles. A graduate of Memphis State University, his interests include southeastern upland and brackish wetland ecosystems, conservation challenges facing Florida's non-marine turtles, and the role of education in conserving herpetofauna. He has worked for a number of years on the conservation of gopher tortoises and has studied the ecology and conservation needs of diamondback terrapins as part of a University of North Florida research team since 1995. Mr. Heinrich has taught ecology to students of all ages for over twenty years. He has served twice as co-chair of the Gopher Tortoise Council (an uplands conservation organization) and is the founding president of the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust.

    Selected Clients
    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    California Turtle and Tortoise Club

    Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center

    City of St. Petersburg Recreation Department

    Clearwater Audubon Society

    Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO)

    Eckerd College

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Park

    Girls Inc.

    Hernando Audubon Society

    Lake County Water Authority

    LaVilla School of the Arts

    Learning Gate Community School

    Lee County Parks and Recreation

    McGough Nature Park

    Museum of Science & History

    Nature's Classroom

    Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society
    Palm Beach Zoo

    Pinellas County Extension

    Preserving the Environment through Ecological Research (PEER)

    Ruden McClosky

    St. Pete Cooperative Homeschoolers

    Sarasota County Environmental Services

    Science Center of Pinellas County

    Sensing Nature

    Solid Rock Community School

    South Pinellas Homeschool Group

    Steven E. Bratschie & Associates

    Sun City Audubon Society

    Suncoast Herpetological Society

    Tampa Audubon Society

    Twin Lakes Elementary School

    University of Florida

    University of North Florida

    University of South Florida


    Weedon Island Preserve

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    Website design by Tanglewood Web Development. Turtle logo design by Lum Pennington.

    Photo credits: Ben Atkinson (BA), Joseph A. Butler (JAB), Bruce Colin (BC), Ashley Jones (AJ), Carla Van Ness (CVN), and Tim Walsh (TW).
    All other photos by George L. Heinrich.