Land Management Services

Land management essentially means to work on properties predominantly composed of natural resources (e.g. forests, grasslands, aquatic habitat and agricultural lands) or to increase the presence of natural resources on a property. Traditionally, this has been perceived as working outside of residential landscapes. However, it actually encompasses all property types ranging from rural woodlands and grasslands to home landscapes needing brush removal or pollinator habitat installation.

Services are focused on improving habitat on all lands. See below for more information.

How to work with me:

All projects start with a phone call to make sure that your needs fit our services and capabilities. I’ll usually suggest a meeting prior to starting work. Most projects will require a site visit before agreeing to offer services. After agreeing on the details of the project, I’ll provide a contract to be signed, which will include the details of the project and terms of payment.

All projects with an installation or construction component require a 50% deposit.


Woodlands/ URban forest

Whether you have 100 acres or a small wooded section of your backyard, most properties have similar needs. This is true for recreational landowners who simply want to be able to walk through their woods or wildlife enthusiasts who want more songbirds.

I provide several services depending on your needs, including the following.

COMMON PRACTICES:

1. Invasive plant control 2. Selective tree thinning 3. Edge feathering 4. Surveys

  1. Invasive plant presence

  2. Invasive plant mapping and ranking of management needs.

  3. Forest health assessments

    - Tree health

    - Hazard tree

    - Comprehensive ecological condition

pollinator habitat

This term usually describes habitat with a high presence or even complete dominance of wildflowers. However, pollinator habitat can be highly variable depending on your goals.

I provide design, prep and installation for projects under one acre in size as well as design and project management for larger projects.

COMMON PRACTICES:

1. Competition control (weed control before plant installation) 2. Native plant installation

  1. Seeds - broadcast application

  2. Plugs

For large projects that require a native seed drill, I’ll work with one of my partners.

aquatic/ wetland

This diverse category of habitats can include fishing ponds, wet fields, forested wetlands, vernal pools, old cattle watering holes and constructed wetlands.

The common goal for all of these habitats is to improve plant communities. Management of open water projects typically target shoreline and adjacent terrestrial plant communities. Shallow water habitats and other wetland types may see management throughout.

COMMON PRACTICES:

1. Invasive plant control 2. Plant installation

  1. Container

  2. Bareroot

  3. Live stake

  4. Plug

  5. Seed

For projects that require permitting or earth moving, I’ll work with one of my partners.