Whether from invasive species or a human-mediated disturbance, restoration to an ecologically functional state is our ultimate goal with restoration design services. We intimate ourselves with the reference conditions before disturbance, then set ambitious benchmarks for reestablishing ecosystem function and species composition.
Our strength in restoration design resides both in our scientific skills and knowledge, and in our relationships with land managers and regional authorities. As part of developing a restoration design, large or small, our primary objective is to ensure that our restoration efforts coordinate with larger regional restoration goals. We offer an interdisciplinary paradigm with the endpoint that even smaller projects integrate into the long-term restoration of the whole landscape and ecosystem.
Historical species surveys
Invasive species control and eradication
Aquatic and terrestrial plant restoration
Historical aquatic connectivity
Historical hydrological and soil characteristics
Historical flood and fire regimes
Alluvial plane restoration
Coordination with larger regional and long-term efforts
Post dam removal restoration
Species rearing and reestablishment from nearby populations
Augmentive and Incipient releases
In addition to restoration design, EcoAnalysts offers construction monitoring services. Monitoring is essential for tracking realized responses to construction. An adaptive management approach can range from shifts in species utilized in planting protocols as a result of micro-substrate conditions or sub-optimal growth in the nursery, to redirecting streamflow to maximize invertebrate habitat. Our larger restoration designs typically include a two-phase approach with the second phase adapting after the first three years of implementation and data gathering to site-specific information in order to complete the project.
EcoAnalysts have extensive experience in providing assistance to our customers with preparing and obtaining funding through competitive grants.