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Natural Resource Inventory, Monitoring, and Mapping

Caring for land, water, and wildlife requires an understanding of the many values that flourish in open space. We help build this understanding for our clients by documenting, analyzing, and monitoring key attributes and potential stressors on landholdings of any size – from small patches to large landscapes. We can also design a do-it-yourself inventory and monitoring program for landowners or citizen groups who wish to gain this knowledge firsthand.

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Ecological values

Rare, threatened, and endangered species
Plants and fungi
Vertebrate and invertebrate wildlife
Natural communities
Special habitats (e.g., deeryards, vernal pools)
Surface water, groundwater, and wetlands
Other sensitive areas (e.g., steep slopes, shorelines)
Large blocks of open space
Wildlife linkages

Cultural values

Recreational assets (trails, waterways, access points, overlooks, sport fish and game populations, play areas)
Scenic areas, viewsheds, and undeveloped waterfront
Historic sites
Protected lands
Regulatory limits (scenic roads, zoning districts, etc.)
Surface water quality
Drinking water resources (aquifers, wells, public water supplies, source water protection areas)
Berry picking areas
Property boundaries

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Economic values

Productive forest and agricultural soils
Timber quality
Other forest product potential
Mineral resources
Transportation networks
Tax benefits

Potential stressors

Invasive plants
Invertebrate and vertebrate pests
Forest pathogens
Altered hydrological regimes
Adverse management of forests, fields, and cropland
Fragmenting features (roads, railroads, transmission lines, dams, culverts, etc.)
Light and noise pollution
Impervious surfaces
Commercial and residential development

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