WHO WE ARE
Native Range Ecological (NRE) is built on a single foundational principle: time in the field equates to more valuable ecological planning. Continuous work in the field keeps our botany and ecological restoration skills sharp which lends itself to better restoration plans, specifications, and designs that are more practical, pragmatic, and economical for our clients. This “from the trenches” experience allows NRE to write attainable management plans. While this seems intuitive, many restoration firms often recycle plans and specifications instead of creating a new and customized plan for each specific project. Even though there might be similarities between projects, each project presents unique challenges and ecological attributes that must be addressed specifically. Developing management and restoration plans which outline specific actions for specific sites is critical to foster truly sustainable restoration.
Our Approach and Philosophy
One of NRE’s main goals is to foster biodiversity. Ecological landscapes are at the mercy of innumerable negative impacts that result in reduced species richness and diversity. Now, more than ever, there is a need for true resiliency in ecological systems. Native Range Ecological embraces an “ecosystem approach” to facilitate natural process-based restoration. We carefully consider every part of the complex environment that comprises ecological landscapes.
Once a restoration plan is completed, NRE can facilitate and oversee each step of project implementation, or we can train landowners/land managers to implement restoration work on their own. NRE has a vast network of natural resource partners that conduct work under our oversight. Part of the implementation process includes the oversight and monitoring of restoration projects throughout the implementation phase, until the project is completed, established, and approved. Part of this process includes professional vegetation monitoring and reporting to ensure project sustainability and regulatory compliance when required.