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.
Email Vegetation and Habitat Services inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEMML biologists at Fort Johnson, located in west-central Louisiana, are working to change the negative perception that people have about snakes. Education and outreach to both soldiers and the broader community is a key effort in helping to ensure the survival of one of North America’s rarest snake species, the Louisiana pinesnake.
In June, CEMML biologist Chris Melder was featured in Thrive Magazine. The “cool jobs” article highlighted Melder’s work involving the conservation of endangered species including the Red-cockaded Woodpecker and the Louisiana Pine Snake. Based at Fort Johnson (formerly Fort Polk) in west-central Louisiana, part of Melder’s role entails education and outreach in the community, including local schools.
Teaching local residents and children how to take care of their Oʻahu home is the specialty of CEMML’s Angie Arroyo and Kristy Morris. As water programs support staff, they help Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, an Air Force and Navy base, implement its stormwater program. As part of their role, they provide educational programs at local libraries and schools and work with adult volunteer groups.
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