Types of Habitats:
- Meadow restoration is the establishment of a community of native grasses and wildflowers. These dynamic ecosystems provide larval food plants and nectar for a host of butterflies and moths, as well as food and cover for wildlife.
- Woodland restoration is the process of restoring ecological health and diversity to an existing woodland that has experienced disturbance, is impaired by the growth of invasive species and is in decline.
- Riparian Forest Buffer restoration is the re-establishment of a streamside forest. The purpose of a Riparian Forest Buffer is to intercept and biologically process nutrients, sediments and pollutants from upland sources, thereby safeguarding surface and groundwater quality. In addition, these forests are an integral part of a complex ecosystem that ensures water quality through providing food and habitat for the aquatic community.
- Hedgerows provide wonderful habitat for wildlife. They also act as windbreaks and will provide a vegetative screen for undesirable views.
- Consulting services are offered to landscape architects, nature centers and watershed organizations to advise them on the management and restoration of meadows, woodlands and riparian forest buffers.
- Consulting services are offered to engineers to assist them with the design, installation and management of rain gardens, bioretention facilities, constructed wetlands and riparian forest buffers for the purposes of stormwater management.
- Municipal consulting services are offered to assist townships with the review of Subdivision and Land Development plans in order to ensure that the submitted landscape and open space management plans provide a diverse community of regionally native plants that are congruent with the regional character of the landscape; and to also ensure that the plans appropriately specify non-structural best management practices like riparian forest buffers, constructed wetlands and rain gardens for stormwater management.