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Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services

ECORP is very experienced in providing Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services. Whether working on a restoration-oriented project or a construction project that requires habitat mitigation, ECORP manages projects through the entirety of their lifespan, conducts due diligence assessments and initial biological surveys, prepares associated permitting and permit compliance documentation throughout construction, and designs impact mitigation plans to protect sensitive resources such as wetlands and other aquatic resources, special-status species, and protected habitat types.

2021: Before Habitat Restoration 2022: After Habitat Restoration

Riparian woodland and mulefat scrub plantings at Devil’s Gate before habitat restoration in 2021
and after habitat restoration 2022.

Habitat Restoration Services

ECORP plans, coordinates, and implements restoration projects to improve fish and wildlife habitats, restore native ecosystems, and mitigate impacts resulting from construction projects or new land-use operations. As a leader in the creation and re-establishment of vernal pool habitats, we work on a diverse range of restoration projects in habitats including coastal sage scrub in San Diego County, desert scrub in the Mojave Desert, oak woodlands and needlegrass grassland in the Central Valley, and anadromous fish habitat and riparian vegetation in the Feather River.

We offer Habitat Restoration Services for:

We offer cutting-edge technology to augment restoration design and monitoring, including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drone) photo and video collection, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis including lidar-based watershed analysis, and environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling to non-invasively detect species presence in waterways.

Habitat Conservation Services

ECORP’s Conservation Services center around the protection of valuable natural habitats through legal mechanisms such as conservation easements and long-term management. We provide Conservation Services both to landowners who are seeking to earn income while protecting their property, ranch, or farm in perpetuity, as well as to project proponents seeking land for mitigation purposes.

We offer Habitat Conservation Services for:

Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services: Spring vernal pool flora within a conservation site managed by ECORP
Spring vernal pool flora within a conservation site managed by ECORP.
Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services: Orcuttia viscida, the endangered Sacramento Orcutt grass, inside a proposed preserve for which ECORP prepared the baseline documentation
Orcuttia viscida, the endangered Sacramento Orcutt grass, inside a proposed preserve for which ECORP prepared the baseline documentation.

Land Management Services

After a conservation site (preserve, mitigation bank, or open space area) is established, ECORP provides the following Land Management Services:

Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services: ECORP Measuring Residual Dry Matter using a Robel pole
ECORP Measuring Residual Dry Matter using a Robel pole.
Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services: ECORP coordinates sheep grazing for preserves we manage
ECORP coordinates sheep grazing for preserves we manage.

ECORP’s Relationships with Regulatory Agencies

Over the last 35 years of operation, ECORP has developed robust professional relationships with the resource agencies that review and approve restoration and conservation projects, including:

Regional Habitat Conservation Plans and their implementing agencies, including:

These agencies have a high level of trust and respect for our professional staff and work products, and know that all ECORP Project Managers are also biologists, with expertise in their relative fields.

Learn More about ECORP’s Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services

ECORP’s Habitat Restoration, Conservation, and Land Management Services can be provided as standalone services, but are most often performed after significant amounts of previous work on your project, including detailed habitat and biological surveys, permit applications, agency negotiations, and a deep understanding of regulatory and environmental compliance related to your project. 

Contact ECORP today to discuss your project and learn more about our Restoration and Land Management Services.