ICS provides strategic consultation, planning, and project management services to landowners, governments, NGOs, and partnerships. We protect land and water resources; build resilient communities; advance environmental stewardship; and create strong, sustainable economic futures.

Our work enables people to implement better, more profitable land use and water management practices, often under challenging conditions where contention over resources exists. Some ICS projects serve a single landowner. Others serve stakeholders working across multinational river basins. Some focus on rural communities. Others focus on cities. No matter what the focus, ICS projects are geared to help people prosper today while they work to protect land and water resources for tomorrow.

ICS is particularly adept at addressing needs not being met by existing organizations, institutions, or mandates and devising plans of action to address those needs. Outreach to diverse stakeholders, consultation with the right experts, and the ability to switch gears from planning to implementation—oftentimes assisting in raising the capital that makes implementation possible—is something most planning and community development firms cannot offer. Good design, sound strategies, and procurement of resources are inherent elements of our work.


Areas of Practice


Water consultation

Farm and ranch services

Planning for foundations, NGOs, governments, and collaborations