Municipal codes, zoning, and land management choices can all result in positive or negative impacts on our environment. SFM Consulting supports local decision-makers in developing policies and tools for keeping our communities healthy and vibrant, while protecting the natural environment. We are particularly focused on the opportunity for sequestering carbon in natural and developed landscapes to help address climate change. Integrating these considerations into our planning processes can ensure our towns and cities will thrive into the 21st century and beyond.

SFM Consulting works with top national experts, like Emily McGlynn, and the scientific community to understand how land management practices can impact the environment and the climate and to develop best practice land management, zoning, and municipal code templates for communities to utilize. Priorities include preserving open space and wetlands, sustainably managing storm water, promoting forests and urban trees, integrating natural landscapes into our communities, and more. We look forward to working with local leaders to put these sustainability principles into practice.


Emily McGlynn serves as the Sustainability Manager for SFM Consulting. She is currently a PhD student in Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of California Davis. Previously, Emily served as Deputy Associate Director for Energy and Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a lead author of the U.S. Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization. As Director for Strategy and Policy for The Earth Partners, she led regulatory affairs and business development to guide institutional capital towards revenue-generating land restoration projects. Emily has worked as Senior Adviser to the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State, leading on high priority international initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Emily has a degree in biology from Bryn Mawr College.

SFM Sustainability Manager: Emily McGlynn

SFM Sustainability Manager: Emily McGlynn

SFM Consulting is committed to supporting local, sustainable agricultural practices. Our company believes the economic, social, and environmental benefits of this kind of land use is crucial to the health and welfare of our communities and to global ecosystems. SFM Consulting supports local, innovative agricultural initiatives with funding grants up to $10,000. For information about our Agricultural Research Grants, click here.