Grant Lykins

Senior Ecologist

EnviroScience Senior Ecologist Grant LykinsGrant Lykins brings a rich tapestry of environmental expertise as Senior Ecologist at EnviroScience’s new Central Florida service area. Joining our team in 2024 with over fifteen years of wide-ranging experience in project management, wildlife research, and ecological restoration, Grant is poised to lead our efforts in advancing environmental stewardship across the state.

With a bachelor’s degree in biology, Grant has developed a specialized skill set that includes conducting detailed ecological assessments and habitat management. He is a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent, skilled in humanely relocating and managing these protected species. His expertise extends to the management of native environments, evident in his successful oversight of one of the most extensive gopher tortoise relocation programs and significant upland wildlife habitat mitigation projects.

Grant’s proficiency in using advanced acoustic survey methods for bats, specifically the Florida Bonneted Bat, is complemented by his experience in environmental compliance and land management. He is well-versed in the complexities of environmental permitting and has a keen ability to navigate regulatory frameworks efficiently.

At our Central Florida Regional Office, Grant will offer a comprehensive suite of services, including but not limited to:

  • Wildlife habitat assessments and ecological studies, focusing on species like the Crested Caracara, Burrowing Owl, Southeastern American Kestrel, and the Florida Scrub-jay.
  • Environmental impact evaluations and mitigation planning.
  • Expert management of land reclamation projects aimed at restoring native scrub habitats and managing water resources effectively.
  • Protected species surveys and relocations.
  • Implementation of prescribed burns and other habitat management techniques to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem health.

Grant’s background also encompasses emergency rescue training and stormwater management, ensuring readiness and resilience in managing environmental projects under diverse conditions. His leadership and project management skills are invaluable in steering our initiatives towards success and sustainability.

Grant Lykins is dedicated to contributing his extensive experience and specialized skills to EnviroScience’s mission of preserving and enhancing Florida’s natural environments through thoughtful, science-based approaches.

Contact Grant at: GLykins @

Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.

EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to aquatic surveys (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring); emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.