Here is a brief sample of past and current Native Geographic, LLC projects.  Native Geographic, LLC can and has coordinated larger projects with additional outside contractors and personnel and can assist with or subcontract in larger projects. For further details or project samples please contact us.

 

Wildlife and Green-certified Forest Management for the  Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust

Native Geographic helps the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust manage a number of lands they own or hold easements on.   Their working and demonstration forests are green certified with the Forest Stewardship Council and Tree Farm; the Trust holds themselves and their collaborating foresters and loggers to a high standard of sustainable forest management.  In addition to preparing management plans, Native Geographic has worked with the Trust to implement a number of sustainable timber harvests and practices to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat.

Strategic Conservation Planning with the Stowe Land Trust

IN 2010, Native Geographic helped identify a critical Wildlife Road Crossing between the Northern Green Mountains and Worcester range (click image for more details) of Vermont.  Stowe Land Trust considered this and many other regional studies while identifying strategic conservation priorities.

Resources for conservation are almost always limited: land conservation, even donated easements, costs money, while the land base available for conservation is continually shrinking.   Most conservation organizations develop a strategic plan to focus their resources and identify the most important areas for conservation.  In 2015, Stowe Land Trust contracted with Native Geographic, LLC to help develop their strategic plan.  Native Geographic conducted analyses to prioritize working forests, farms, wildlife areas, and river corridors for conservation and to better understand how these conservation values can most efficiently be protected.

Cooley-Jericho Community Forest Natural Resource Inventory and Stewardship Plan

Almost 1000 acres, four towns and one land trust:  the Cooley-Jericho Community Forest is like no other community forest in the northeast.  Working with over 20 regular stakeholders, town representatives, and citizen scientists, Native Geographic, LLC led a two year natural resource inventory and series of stakeholder and community planning meetings.   Native Geographic, LLC is now wrapping up a plan to guide stewardship and development of the property's scenic, recreation, biodiversity, education, and timber resources for the next 30 years.

 

Other Recent Projects:

  • Piloting Acoustic Bat Surveys and Forest Practices to Conserve Northern Long-Eared Bat Habitat in Working Forests of New Hampshire: a 3-year Conservation Innovation Grant with the Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • Natural Resource Inventories, Management Planning, and and Restorative Practices for United States Department of Agriculture Wetland Reserve Easements
  • Long-term Bat Monitoring Plan and 2015 Summer Bat Survey for the New Boston Air Force Base and United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Conservation Easement Scoping, Baseline Documentation Reports, and Easement Monitoring for the Trust for Public Land, Vermont River Conservancy, Charlotte Land Trust, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Lewis Creek Association, New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, and Trout Unlimited
  • Assessment of Potential Easement Violations and Recommendations for the New York Trust for Public Land
  • Streamside Restoration Plantings on the Oliverian Brook in Haverhill, New Hampshire and Baker River in Wentworth, New Hampshire
  • Integrated Natural Resource Inventory and Wildlife Management Plan for the Whipple Conservation Area in Sugar Hill, NH
  • Integrated Natural Resource Inventory and Forest Management Plan for the Gale Forest in Lyman, NH
  • Strategic Conservation Planning Analysis and Mapping for the Stowe Land Trust and Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust


A Sample of Past Projects:

  • Staying Connected: Wildlife Roadside Monitoring and Tracking in the Western Maine Linkage for the Nature Conservancy
  • Staying Connected: Wildlife Roadside Monitoring and Tracking in the Northeast Kingdom –Northern New Hampshire Linkage for the Nature Conservancy
  • Critical Paths 2: Identification, Analysis, and Management Recommendations for Wildlife Road Crossing in the Northern Greens to Northeastern Uplands Linkage Area for Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation
  • Review of Development and Subdivision Impacts on Wildlife and Biodiversity in Charlotte, Jericho, and Shelburne, VT
  • Identification and Analysis of Regional Connectivity and Priority Large Habitat Blocks in the Jericho, Underhill, and Richmond, VT
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity Protection Strategies Research and Literature Review for The Nature Conservancy Global Protected Areas Unit
  • Vernal Pool Survey for Charlotte, VT and Wetland Reserve Easements in Bow and Epsom, NH
  • A Review of Implementation of the Programme of Work on Global Protected Areas for the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Nature Conservancy, World Conservation Union (IUCN), and the United Nations Environment Programme
  • Evaluation of Forest Management History and Stream Geomorphology for Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, University of Vermont, and Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation
  • Forest and Trail Restoration Planning for The Evergreen State College and McClane Forest, WA
  • Ecological Inventory and Forest Management Planning for the University of Vermont Jericho Research Forest
  • The Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Champlain Valley, Vermont lecture and field trip series for Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburg, VT
  • Trail and Recreation Design and Development for the Willowell School and Foundation in Monkton, VT