CEMML provides a full range of vegetation and habitat management services. Our experts offer threatened and endangered species management, ecological restoration, invasive species control, and more.
Vegetation and Habitat Services
- Preparation of biological assessments.
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) species and habitat support for DoD installations.
- State listed species and habitat support in coordination with state Division of Wildlife.
Habitat Management and Restoration
- Surveys of flora and fauna, wetlands, rare plants, and vegetation classifications.
- Creation and implementation of remediation plans; for example, restoring native species, removing illegal trash dumps, and returning surface water flow to wetlands.
- Restoration of damaged ecosystems, including remediating degraded streams, raising water tables, and restoring wetland habitat.
- Coordination and management of multi-disciplinary teams and diverse stakeholders to drive habitat restoration projects from inception, through the design phase, into the active restoration phase, and finishing with monitoring after design implementation.
Inventory and Monitoring
- Development of sampling protocols.
- Collection and analysis of field data on species abundance, distribution, and population viability.
- Collection of voucher specimens, development of image libraries for cataloging and querying.
Specialized Data Management and Analyses
- Visualization of natural resources, management challenges, and management approaches.
- Database management, including compiling and summarizing data, conducting quality control, migrating data to alternate systems, and standardizing data.
- Use of LiDar and hyperspectral imagery, vegetation and habitat mapping, modeling, location mapping.
- Recommendations for compliance with federal regulations and laws.
Invasive Species Control
- Monitor, survey, and control infestations of weeds and invasive plant species.
From Pizza Delivery to Natural Resources Planning
Amber Bumgardner Mense always knew she wanted a career in the outdoors. After earning multiple associates degrees and certifications, volunteering every chance she got, and navigating a slow job market during the COVID pandemic, she came across an opening in CEMML’s Early-career Development Program. That experience led to a full-time position with CEMML as a Natural Resources Planning Specialist.
Newscast Highlights CEMML’s Environmental Support to U.S. Army in Hawaii
During an open house event in April, CEMML staff based at the U.S. Army’s Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) in Hawaii, shared information about the recycling program and provided interactive displays and other activities to highlight natural and cultural resource management efforts.
CEMML Internship Leads to Full-time Wildlife Job in Alaska
Before finding CEMML, Corey Clements had no idea that a career as a biologist on a military base was possible. Following a string of short-term jobs after graduating from South Dakota State University, an opportunity in CEMML’s early-career development program brought him to Alaska, evolving into a full-time position.
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