meet the team

EcoPlan Associates, Inc., is a professional environmental consulting firm specializing in environmental planning, resource economics, and the management of natural and cultural resources. Founded in 1991, our staff includes environmental planners, biologists, ecologists, archaeologists, geologists, public and architectural historians, and preservation planners.


A team aligned behind a vision.

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George A. Ruffner

, Principal

Dr. Ruffner, an ecologist and project scientist with more than 30 years of experience, provides diverse yet comprehensive expertise in all aspects of environmental analysis and compliance, including work associated with the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 7 consultations, wetland delineations, permitting, mitigation planning, and other regulatory requirements.

Success requires dedication, inspiration, and passion; and one can never get that without cultivating the culture of trust, mutual respect, and empowerment.”

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F. Bruce Brown

, Principal

Mr. Brown is a resource economist with more than 40 years of professional experience. He specializes in the economic, financial, social, and land components of natural resource development projects. His areas of expertise include the analysis of economic and financial influences and effects, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements, and the identification and evaluation of beneficial and adverse impacts to population, employment, fiscal budgeting, and local and regional economies.

“The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.”