ecology.services

RECREATIONAL  PROPERTY  DEVELOPMENT

ERS provides professional habitat analysis, restoration design and construction services to meet a variety of client needs. Our professional and certified biologists and engineers have completed numerous aquatic and terrestrial habitat projects throughout the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. Each project involves an existing (or baseline) site analysis. This initial assessment allows our biologists to evaluate existing habitat; determine habitat mprovement needs, potential and limiting factors; and formulate a site-specific habitat restoration and management plan.


By applying our fishery and wildlife management and habitat enhancement services, we have the ability to develop a recreational property to its full potential. We integrate these services with others to allow landowners and their guests to gain the maximum enjoyment of their property. By implementing fishery and wildlife plans and habitat development designs, the property is afforded an ability to support a healthy, viable wildlife community. We do not stop there, however. We also assist landowners with design and construction of ATV trails and bridges, placement of hunting blinds and stands, creation of shooting lanes, and formulation of long term habitat maintenance plans.

Our services include:

  • Fishery and wildlife management
  • Fish population inventories in streams and lakes
  • Small game, upland, big game and non-game wildlife surveys
  • Comprehensive fishery and wildlife management plans
  • Fish and wildlife harvest monitoring and recommendations
  • Sensitive, threatened and endangered wildlife investigations
  • Fish and wildlife stocking
  • Wildlife damage control
  • Predator and nuisance wildlife management
  • Exotic species management
  • Eco-tourism development
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement and management
  • Native landscape design and establishment
  • Early succession habitat development
  • Soil amendment and seedbed preparation
  • Drilling and disking
  • Broadcasting, hydro-seeding and hydro-mulching
  • Food plot design, construction and maintenance (winter, hunting, green forage and green browsing food plots)
  • Design and development of bedding areas, upland cover, buffer and filter strips, edge feathering, escape lanes, loafing and nesting areas, cover thickets, brush piles and snags
  • Establishment of cool and warm season grasses
  • Rotational grazing plans
  • Prescribed burning and mowing plans
  • Wildlife fencing
  • Development of use exclusion wildlife areas
  • Fire break development and maintenance
  • Land grading and stabilization
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Songbird nests and bat structures
  • Waterfowl habitat enhancement and nesting structures
  • Aquatic habitat enhancement
  • Stream habitat enhancement design, permit consultation and implementation
  • Design, permitting and construction of new ponds and lakes
  • Design and construction of observation and shooting platforms
  • Design and construction of wildlife escape lanes and corridors
  • Design and development of wildlife funnel areas
  • Design and development of shooting lanes
  • Design, construction and placement of hunting blinds and stands
  • Road, trail and bridge design, permitting and construction
  • Mowing and noxious weed control
  • Livestock management recommendations
  • Land posting
  • Placement and maintenance of feeders and supplements
  • Fisheries and wildlife harvest monitoring and recommendations