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Conservation Management

If you represent a municipality acquiring land to augment an existing open space inventory or a property owner whose desire it is to preserve land in perpetuity but are having trouble understanding how to implement a best management plan or navigate through an endless litany of land use regulation than let the professionals at BRE help you develop and implement a Conservation Management Plan (CMP)  - a plan that will allow future generations to passively enjoy open space and learn from its inherent value.   BRE has designed and overseen numerous CMP’s, aiding clients in proper stewardship methods necessary to conserve open space into the foreseeable future.  

Like wetland and floodplain evaluation a CMP starts with determining the history, geology, hydrology, and ecological positioning of the open space under consideration within the context of the greater landscape.  Becoming intimate with the landscape through personal connection and assessment will follow -in other words a complete in-field evaluation.  Our priority is to first try and understand your past connection with the land.  Defining the landscapes history, both culturally and ecologically, becomes our basis for the development of a CMP.

As with all reviews, projects, and property under BRE’s inspection we value land as an entity burrowed from past generations, utilized in the present, and stewarded for the future.  When designing a CMP’s nurturing relevant biodiversity whenever and wherever possible is the our number one priority.

Services we Provide Under this Heading:
 
(1) Background history/ due-diligence study:  
        a. Deed restriction search;
        b. Past and Present Land Use Survey/ analysis;
        c.  Soil  survey/analysis;
     d.  Wetland hydrology analysis;
     e.  Archaeological significance
               presence/absence.

 

(2) Deer Population Analysis:
        a.  Deer management applicability studies;
      b.  Deer exclosure design and maintenance.

 

(3) Trail Creation Design:
         a.  Permits necessary for trails, structures, 
                signage, etc.;   
       b.  Oversee and implement trail creation using 
                    appropriatevendors.

 

(4) Ecological Study/Design/ Implementations:
           a.  Floristic analysis/ native and non-native
                   species inventory;
        b.  Native plant recommendations /
                    overseeing project design
                    and  implementation;
           c.  Threatened and endangered species
                  habitat design and  maintenance;
       d.  Wildlife management –
                    habitat design and maintenance
                    or general wildlife species inherent to site.

 

(5) In consideration of 1-4 above create a formal
        CMP that clearly delineates  goals, priorities,
         permits necessary, project costs, potential
         funding sources, time frame to completion,
         yearly maintenance schedule, etc.  for your
          target project.
 
If you like the idea of preserving and enhancing land but you don’t know where to start let the experts at BRE do it for you. We can design a strategy that considers your goals and help you with all the administrative work necessary to acquire applicable permits and funds to see the project through to completion. Many programs exist to public and private entities willing to forgo their rights to develop land in exchange for tax relief and the funding help necessary to implement a CMP.
 

 Black-throated Blue Warbler

(B 16)

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

White Breasted Nuthatch

(B 13)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State Threatened Barred Owl (Strix varia)

(B 14)

 
 
Purple Martin Gourd's
(B 15)
 
 
Stream Bank / Vegetative Plug Installation