The Land Stewardship Habitat Analysis Package is for landowners who strive to be better stewards of their land. Land ownership comes with opportunities to maintain or improve productivity and/or conditions for the organisms that occupy it. This package offers landowners the tools they need to get started improving or maintaining their land.
Land Stewardship deliverables include:
Full Soil Report
Understanding soil limitations is vital to ensuring desired vegetation can survive on site before planting or seeding and if actions should, or can, be taken to improve soil conditions. Before collecting soil samples, we will visit with you to ascertain specific goals for each area of the property. The number of samples collected for analysis will be determined by the number of soil types and areas of interest. A soil map will be generated using the USDA’s Web Soil Survey service. Soil samples are sent to a professional lab run by a PHD soil scientist who personally tests each sample and provides personalized recommendations for optimal vegetation per site, detailed instructions for required actions and/or amendments required.
Mapping – Basic Features (2’ x 3’)
Maps are vital tools for rural landowners who are actively managing their lands. Aerial maps will allow you to visualize your land in a new way, helping delineate and plan management activities by area. Maps also help communicate management goals and tasks to contractors and other hired help. Property maps provided in the Land Stewardship Package will include property lines, gates, houses, structures, interior roads, and state or county roads (view sample map). All maps are created using Arc-Map with the most recent aerial photography available. You’ll receive your maps as both a printed version and digitally as a PDF. PDF maps are georeferenced for use with available phone map applications so users can track their current location on their land. The standard size for the printed version is 24 in. x 36 in., with other sizes up to 32 in. x 48 in. available at an additional charge. Laminated maps are available for an additional $25.
The Land Stewardship Package will include recommended practices that will improve the composition and quality of flora on your property. These recommendations are made with the goal of improving aesthetics for landowners, as well as food and cover availability for wildlife species. Our recommendations are always geared toward improving the abundance and diversity of native vegetation in a way that maximizes your desired results. Occasionally, land management efforts are undertaken prematurely and without foresight which seldom yield the desired result and can often be detrimental to wildlife habitat. Our Land Stewardship Package provides the guidance landowners need to make better informed decisions and ultimately save time, money, and the regret that comes with land management missteps.
The Land Stewardship Habitat Assessment is available for properties within a 150-mile radius around Gainesville, Texas. If you live outside that area but are interested in a Habitat Assessment for your property, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.