Environmental and Land Use Planning
Project Management and Facilitation


“John and I have been co-workers, colleagues, and informal partners over the past 30 years.  Today, I continue to welcome opportunities to team with John on projects that range from natural resource protection to stormwater management to open space planning to trails.  In addition to his breadth of knowledge and experience, John’s reliability and integrity are impeccable and his personal rapport with clients helps explain the longevity of many of those relationships.”

David Sweet

Professional Planner

“I have had the distinct pleasure to work with John Gaadt over the past fifteen years on a variety of conservation projects, ranging from watershed restoration, Scenic Byways and municipal planning.  His projects are always delivered on time and in budget. Furthermore, he brings a level of commitment and passion to the table, as he is truly committed to our natural resources and the communities we serve. John is a person of high integrity and one of the most ethical and conscientious people I have worked with.”

James E. Jordan, Jr.

Executive Director, Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

“When you work with Gaadt Perspectives, you benefit from exceptional consulting services.  Perhaps even more significant, you gain a partner.  John is dedicated to his clients and his community, providing highly tailored support to achieve shared goals.”

Jennifer Mihills

Non-profit Executive

“Gaadt Perspectives generated high quality products on schedule, added invaluable insights, and provided innovative yet practical solutions for many planning challenges we encountered in preparing our county-wide water resources management plans.”

Jan Bowers

Executive Director, Chester County Water Resources Authority

“I have worked with John Gaadt closely for the past 5 years through our connection with the Alliance for the Red Clay Scenic Byway. John has been of invaluable help to me. He has always been a great wellspring of knowledge about land use and protection but willing and happy to share this information. He is thorough and works collaboratively. He delivers a complete, well researched, and thorough plan. His work shows his passion for land protection and the natural environment. He understands that people and natural resources CAN coexist. I highly recommend his company, Gaadt Perspectives.”

Ginger North

Director of Conservation, Delaware Nature Society