Knowledge is the Foundation of Good Management
In order to optimize the land restoration work on your property you need to understand your natural assets. Our professional ecologists have the training and experience to identify the vegetation on your property that allows us to develop a complete picture of the natural communities. We can evaluate the quality of your property, characterize the habitat types, note any species of particular interest, track the performance of management, and suggest land restoration planning and techniques.
Planning Allows Us to Achieve Restoration Goals
Developing a natural area management plan helps create a clear vision for a restoration project. Our understanding of the complex interactions in nature allows us to tailor a site-specific plan which will guide the management of natural areas.
We take into account issues such as erosion and invasive species in the planning development for the road to recovery and enhancement of your natural area, protecting assets such as water quality and rare species. In wetlands we can provide assessments, delineations, and permitting services which are necessary in order to manage and protect these critical habitats.
Landscape Planning Services
- Vegetative Assessments
- Restoration Land Management Services
- Native Landscape Design
- Project Management
- Management Plan Writing
- GIS Mapping
Wetland delineations are often a critical part of any landowner’s decision on land use. Wetlands play a critical role in our ecosystem and provide valuable wetland restoration services such as cleaning up polluted water before it reaches lakes, streams or ground water, storing floodwater, providing habitat, protecting shorelines, providing open space, and sometimes recharging ground water.
Wisconsin has lost about 50% and Illinois has lost about 90% of its wetlands in the last 300 years. Recognizing the potential for continued or accelerated degradation of the nation’s waters, the United States Congress enacted the Clean Water Act (“Act”). Under the Act, excavating or placement of any material in low areas or wetlands requires approval by regulatory agencies. If you are planning a development project, you must know precisely the boundaries of wetlands on the property as determined through procedures specified in state and federal rules. A wetland delineation establishes the boundary between wetlands and uplands (or non-wetlands) by assessing whether the characteristics of wetlands (e.g. vegetation, soil and hydrology), are present on the site. A certified wetland professional is generally required to make the boundary determination.
Tallgrass Restoration®️ can provide wetland delineations, assessments, permitting, and guidance for you. We have experienced professionals on staff who can undertake wetland delineations for you so that you can make important decisions about your property.