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Services

EngageDiscoverDesignBuildMonitorManageEvolve

Engage

It’s no coincidence that Engage, a core tenet of our approach to conservation, restoration and regenerative projects, forms the basis of our delivery process.  True ecological democracy can only be achieved when people and communities are engaged in a meaningful, transparent, empowering way that enables them to discover their full potential. Biohabitats takes engagement to an inspiring level.

Focus Groups

Capacity/Consensus Building

Story of Place ®

Community Facilitation

Design Charrettes

Communications & Outreach

Volunteer Coordination

 

Discover

Embedded in every species, in every landscape and in every community are countless stories.  Unearthing these stories is the key to discovering the patterns, models and data necessary to restore our future.  From cutting edge computer modeling programs to traditional ecological knowledge, Biohabitats applies a variety of tools and methods to ensure projects are grounded in both sound science and a deep understanding of the land.

Landscape Classification & Capability Analysis

Ecological Baseline Studies

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Reviews

Field Inventories & Surveys

  • Flora and Fauna
  • Aquatic Resource Evaluations
  • Rare, Threatened & Endangered Species
  • Biodiversity Audits/Bio-Blitzes

Natural Resource Inventories

  • Wetland Delineations
  • Forest Stand Delineations
  • Soil Analysis

Modeling

  • Ecological/Geophysical
  • Species/Habitat
  • Hydrological & Hydraulics
  • Sediment
  • Climate Change

Geographic Information System

  • Geospatial Database Development
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Mapping & Graphical Displays
  • GPS Surveys
  • Aerial Photograph Interpretation/Georeferencing

Feasibility Studies

NEPA Documentation

Photographic Documentation

 

Design

Realigning ecological processes, restoring biological diversity and reconnecting people with nature requires a design paradigm centered on whole-systems thinking embedded within a living systems approach. Combine this with more than 30 years of on-the-ground experience and you can be assured that Biohabitats’ design services are not only practical and resilient, but truly inspirational.

Concept Plans

Preliminary Design

Design Development

Cost/Benefit Analysis

Site and System Integration

Permitting

  • 401/404 Permitting
  • Endangered Species Act & Incidental Take Consultation
  • Alternatives Analyses

Construction Documentation

  • Final Design
  • Specifications
  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Bid Documents/Assistance

Illustrative Drawings

Simulation Modeling

Interpretive Design

Peer Review

 

Build

The craft of restoring mussel beds, planting a meadow, or constructing a water harvesting system requires knowledge of living systems, a sense of adaptability and an eye toward evolution.  It also requires a keen sense of construction logistics, scheduling and cost control.  At Biohabitats, we have been perfecting the art and science of constructing natural systems for over three decades.  From construction administration to design-build to general contracting, you can count on Biohabitats to bring your project to life.

Construction Administration

Construction Observation

As-Built Drawings

General Contracting

  • Clearing and Grubbing
  • Erosion & Sediment Control
  • Earthwork
  • Soil Amendments
  • Site Amenities
  • Slope Stabilization/Soil Bioengineering

Ecological Restoration

  • Invasive Species Management
  • Plant Rescue
  • Native Plant Propagation/Seed Collection
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitat Structures
  • Revegetation (Planting and Seeding)

Natural Wastewater Treatment/Reuse/Recycling

  • Water Control Structures/Equipment
  • Wetlands
  • Technical Assistance
  • Start-Up Services
  • Training

Stormwater Management

  • Water Control Structures
  • Water Quantity/Quality BMPs
  • Retrofits

Monitor

An astonishingly powerful tool, monitoring reveals patterns, determines trends and predicts trajectories. For living systems, monitoring is crucial for guiding the ever changing course of a project and achieving long term success. But the greatest benefit of monitoring is knowledge.  At Biohabitats, we reinvest this knowledge back into our practice, ensuring that every project has the greatest chance to succeed.

Compliance Monitoring

Environmental Effect Monitoring

Biological Monitoring

  • Flora/Fauna (species, communities, habitat)

Geophysical Monitoring

  • Geomorphic Processes
  • Soils
  • Nutrients

Hydrologic Monitoring

  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Water Quality

Sociocultural Monitoring

Natural Capital/Ecosystem Services Evaluations

 

Manage

Ecological systems are inherently dynamic, so it makes sense that projects involving their conservation, restoration and rejuvenation often require management. Whether managing landscapes for connectivity, supporting the reintroduction of an endangered species, or ensuring the successful operation of a natural wastewater system, Biohabitats provides you with the capability and capacity to meet all of your management needs.

Adaptive Management

Program Management

Operations & Maintenance

System Troubleshooting and Evaluation

Species Recovery Management

Landscape Management

Invasive Species Management

Integrated Pest Management

 

Evolve

Life evolves, adapting to ever-changing conditions and possibilities. From evolution comes diversity, and diversity encompasses the complexity and richness that create resiliency. These are the characteristics that define our work. We use evolution as the model for how to continue to improve upon our practice. Therefore, inherent in our approach is the capacity to change and unleash possibilities from that change.

Interdisciplinary Research & Development

Policy Development

Lessons Learned

Knowledge Transfer

Training