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Natural Resource and Community Open Space Management


EECI offers conservation landscape planning and construction services using native beneficial vegetation to create a sustainable ground cover, understory, and canopy. From design to installation and maintenance, EECI will meet your conservation landscape planning needs.

In order to provide the planning and application of the Green Technology Best Management Practices (GTBMP) and products required for sustainable community living, EECI may assist before, during, and after post-construction build out.

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Wetland Creation, Mitigation and Enhancements

EECI provides wetland creation design, construction and management support services. Based on site-specific conditions and design goals, these practices are applied to wetlands on conservation lands that may be affected by consent decrees, regulatory mandates, and permit requirements. Best management guidelines typically include vegetation management practices, fish and wildlife management, sediment and erosion control, human impact deficiencies, monitoring and corrective action reporting.


Conservation Areas/Easements Maintenance

EECI provides maintenance, monitoring, and management services for meeting clients' specific regulatory needs regarding Conservation Areas and Easements. These areas are often regulated by government agencies and may require monitoring reports.


Community Forested Area Monitoring & Maintenance

EECI provides forested area monitoring, maintenance, and management services. Envirotech may implement active environmental management services to maintain forest ecosystem ecological health. Invasive species control, deadfall/fire fuel monitoring, tree disease, and negative human impacts are considered.


Conservation Landscape Design and Construction

EECI offers conservation landscape planning and construction services using native beneficial vegetation to create a sustainable ground cover, understory, and canopy. From design to installation and maintenance, EECI will meet your conservation landscape planning needs.


Conservation Landscape Design and Construction

EECI offers conservation landscape planning and construction services using native beneficial vegetation to create a sustainable ground cover, understory, and canopy. From design to installation and maintenance, EECI will meet your conservation landscape planning needs.


Comprehensive Open Space Planning and Management

EECI provides design, construction, and conservation landscape management services to land planners, engineers and development teams for residential subdivisions and municipal projects such as:

  • Mitigation sites
  • Conservation areas
  • Stormwater management facilities
  • Community green space
  • Rain gardens
  • Watercourse riparian buffers

Riparian Buffer and Coastal Zone Restoration and Management

EECI provides riparian buffer and coastal zone maintenance, monitoring and management services. EECI considers site-specific conditions, regulatory requirements, and client goals in buffer management planning. Often considered are:

  • Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) for invasive species control
  • View shed restoration
  • Habitat enhancement

Fish and Wildlife Management/Nuisance Animal Trapping

The Delmarva Peninsula is home to a huge population of resident Canada Geese that negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and degrade the aesthetic appeal of many communities. EECI offers a variety of non-lethal tools to control goose populations and reduce the associated impacts. We also offer trapping services for burrowing muskrats and other nuisance animals.


Right of Way Vegetation Management

EECI offers right of way vegetation management services. A certified technician is available to apply herbicides in all Delaware right of ways. From basic spraying to fully developed Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) plans, EECI can meet all of your right of way needs.

Right of Way vegetation management is important for many reasons including:

  • Maintaining safe and clear sight lines
  • Clearing signs and fixtures of vegetation for visibility
  • Protecting infrastructure from encroaching root systems
  • Controlling and removing exotic invasive species
  • Providing adequate drainage in stormwater management systems
  • Improving community aesthetics and providing fire mitigation

Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM)

Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) practices are applied for the restoration of eco-sensitive areas. Native nuisance and exotic invasive vegetation are controlled or eradicated. Some target species include Phragmites Australis, Bamboo, Multiflora Rose, Autumn Olive, Vines, and aquatic invaders. IVM processes may be applied to:

  • Forested areas
  • Conservation areas
  • Riparian buffers
  • Stormwater Management Systems
  • Industrial Sites

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are a great way to reduce pollution runoff, increase water infiltration, and turn unsightly areas with drainage issues into functioning aesthetically pleasing areas. EECI designs and installs rain gardens using a variety of Green Technology Best Management Practices. Rain gardens can be sized to treat and accept runoff ranging from a single downspout to an entire site. EECI can inspect your community, municipal or commercial open space and design a rain garden tailored to your needs.


Educational Outreach

Education is the key to understanding Natural Resource and Community Open Space Management. EECI's educational outreach programs are designed by a State of Delaware certified educator to address all learning styles. The programs can be tailored for a variety of ages and education levels.


Questions?

Do you have a question about how the applied scientists at Envirotech Environmental Consulting, Inc. can help solve your problem? Call us today at 302-684-5201.