Habitat Restoration

Promise Habitat Services, LLC (PHS) has done things worth doing the right way since its start in 2005. The challenge? Manage and restore a neglected, overgrown 1500 acre area in central Florida. The goal? Restore the newly designated conservation property to its pre-European condition.

Owners’ qualifications include Florida prescribed fire certification and a wildlife management degree. Years of farming experience provides the understanding of land restoration and management.

Neighbors watched the business grow with more equipment and employees. The owners received requests to handle nearby habitat responsibilities. The tasks added to their skills in habitat restoration.

Promise Habitat Services, LLC is a multifaceted company capable of managing any natural habitat with environmental sensitivity. Quail and wildlife management fit with the original mission of conservation. Services performed for private and governmental customers include:

  • Roller chopping.
  • Wetlands management.
  • Prescribed fire expertise.

umatilla florida habitat restorationConservation-minded private landowners and government properties benefit from our low impact timber thinning. We also conduct right-of-way maintenance.

Private land owners look to PHS for forestry management plans to satisfy tax requirements. Our company even implements quail management plans. We take pride in achieving the steps that encompass habitat management.

A major part of habitat restoration is reestablishing native species and wildlife, because development and other disturbances adversely affect the pattern of an ecosystem’s plants and animals.

The practice of bedding leads to increased survival and growth of new plants in the wetlands. The planting surface is raised to keep seedlings out of the water. Rich organic soil provides a high level of nutrients to the plants.

Prescribed burning safely clears areas to encourage the return of native plants and animals. Other effective ways of clearing land include removing unwanted structures and debris. The ultimate goal is to return the area to its native landscape.

Forest herbicide application destroys unwanted vegetation and is a great option in many cases for invasive plant control. Qualified operators perform heavy forestry mowing, mulching, and roller drum chopping as well, in an effort to combat invasive plants.

environmental services & restorationFlorida welcomes a wide variety of migratory waterfowl to wetland habitats every winter. Waterfowl use the wetlands to build up strength and the ability to survive. Ducks, for instance, face a long spring migration followed by the nesting season. The winter break enables them to survive the rigorous flight and tasks awaiting them.

Habitat restoration provides everything needed to create and maintain high-quality environments. Well-planned design provides a home for birds and animals dependent on the wetlands for survival. Native plants and fresh water give nourishment and safety to transient and permanent wildlife.

Reforestation

Land stewardship embraces responsible planning and use of resources related to land. Reforestation is part of that ethic. Trees are grown, cared for, and harvested to fill demands for lumber and other products. Air, water, and soil conservation are managed and practiced at the same time.

Fires and natural disasters such as landslides and severe winds wipe out vegetation. Reforestation promotes forest sustainability through revegetating disturbed or barren ground and replanting after harvesting.

DSC_0024Reforesting after wildfires includes the practice of planting new seedlings. Disease and insects also affect trees, requiring knowledgeable assessment and treatment for the problem. Government and private habitats provide well-managed areas for resources, wildlife, and recreation.

PHS has a mission to conserve the environment as much as possible. Our technicians, skilled operators, and professionals plan and conduct environmental restorative work. Various projects help ensure the success of responsible land use and a healthy ecosystem.

Environmental Restoration

Environmental restoration involves the return of a former or degraded habitat to a self-sustaining area. The final result resembles the appearance and quality of the year before the environment was disturbed. Projects include several types of restoration, including:

  • Improvement of water quality by treating runoff.
  • Managing invasive species.
  • Introduction of native wildlife.
  • Removing materials from rivers, lakes, and wetlands.

The above procedures result in the improved health of entire ecosystems.

promise habitat services - lake county floridaInvasive and exotic plants are among the challenges that affect habitat management in Florida. The state’s sub-tropical climate allows a wide variety of non-native plants to survive. Birds drop seeds or they arrive on ships. Individuals bring invasive plants from other areas. The result is a fight to reclaim infested acreage every year.

Healthy native plants should not have to compete for space and nutrition. Herbicides are a method of eliminating the unwelcome growth. Additional treatments may be necessary to completely eliminate invasive plants.

There are quite a few different approaches and technologies for environmental restoration. The situation’s requirements determine which choices to make. Hand planting of vegetation and trees is an option. Cranes and bulldozers are two types of heavy equipment used for jobs.

Computerized regulation handles high-tech processes such as environmental control. Computer modeling and computer-based mapping add efficiency to restorative work. 3D printing is used to create realistic productions of certain proposed areas.

The preservation and protection of natural resources and landscapes has escalated. Current habitat restoration methods include restoration of damaged critical natural habitats and environmental value. The process is continuous and dependent on efficient planning, funding, and support.

Contact Promise Habitat Services

Our team is ready and willing to assist you and/or your organization in a habitat restoration project. We’re here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have prior to beginning your project. Give our team of experts a call at (352) 366-3131 or contact us on our website.