Natural Resource Inventory and Conservation Planning


Habitat Inventory and Mapping

  • Significant Natural Communities

  • Wildlife Habitat  (Deer Wintering Areas, Bear Use Areas, Breeding Bird Habitat) 

  • Wetlands (Wetland Functions and Values Assessment) 

  • Botanical Surveys (Threatened and Endangered Species, Invasive Plant Species)

  • Forest Blocks and Landscape Connectivity

Vegetation Monitoring

  • Stand Structure and Composition

  • Assessing Change Over Time

  • Ecological Literature Review

  •  Study Design and Analysis

· Land use Planning

  • Strategies to Protect Natural Communities, Biodiversity and Working Lands

  •  Forest and Conservation Districts, and Natural Resource Overlay Districts   

  • Road and Trail Policies

  • Watershed Planning for Flood Resiliency

  • Strategies to Guide New Development

  • Education, Communication and Outreach

  • Community Values Mapping

  •  Municipal and Regional Plan Development


View of the Upper Poultney Watershed.

View of the Upper Poultney Watershed.

Highlighting conservation priorities within The  Staying Connected  Initiative  "Adirondacks to Greens Linkage Area".  

Highlighting conservation priorities within The Staying Connected  Initiative "Adirondacks to Greens Linkage Area".  

Selected Projects and Collaborations:

Inventory and Assessment of Wetland and Upland Wildlife Habitat in the Upper Poultney River Watershed

Natural Heritage Element Inventory and Assessment for Mount Holly, Vermont 

Rare Plant Modelling Project. A pilot project involving students and faculty at Green Mountain College, The Green Mountain National Forest and Doyle Ecological Services.  

Clayplain and Floodplain Forest Restoration Research and Conservation Planning.  Project funded by The Nature Conservancy.  Learn more about the Hubbarton River Clayplain Forest restoration.   

Baseline monitoring of forest structure and composition of Atlas Timberlands.  Funded by VT Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and VT EPSCoR.  Learn more about the Atlas Timberlands Project

 Rapid Ecological Inventory of a forested property in Tinmouth and Wells, Vermont with recommendations pertaining to forest management and conservation.  Prepared for Vermont Land Trust.

Long-term monitoring of ice storm damage at Shaw Mountain Preserve, Vermont. Funded by The Nature Conservancy.  

Awareness of ecological relationships is — or should be — the basis of modern conservation programs, for it is useless to attempt to preserve a living species unless the kind of land or water it requires is also preserved. So delicately interwoven are the relationships that when we disturb one thread of the community fabric we alter it all — perhaps almost imperceptibly, perhaps so drastically that destruction follows…
— Rachel Carson, 1958