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.
The elusive band-rumped storm petrel or ‘ake’ake, a small, endangered sea bird, is a difficult species to track. However, thanks to the help of conservation detection dogs, the Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) Natural Resource staff in Hawaii, in partnership with CEMML, have been successfully identifying the bird’s burrows since 2015.
As a long-time provider of natural and cultural resource management services to the federal government, CEMML accounted for over 22% of Colorado State University’s overall research spending in fiscal year 2022.
CEMML Senior Program Manager, Lena Schnell discusses the unique characteristics of the Hawaiian ʻAkoko tree, a thriving species within the US Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii’s Big Island. Schnell explains how the tree’s specialized type of photosynthesis makes sugar more efficiently, acting as a food resource for native Hawaiian insects such as yellow-faced bees.
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