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Natural Resources

From wetland permitting to prairie reconstruction, Impact7G provides natural areas assessment and management services to landowners, commercial organizations, and local governments across a spectrum of activities.

We provide a full suite of woodland and prairie restoration and management services.

Impact7G provides identification, quantification, and management of natural resources through both conservation and regulatory environments. We leverage our background in natural wetland, woodland, and prairie design, management, permitting, and establishment to inform client decisions.

 

Wetland Delineation & Permitting →
Conservation Adaptive Management →
Prescribed Burning →
Habitat & Biological Assessment →

Case Study: Klein Quarry Conservation Areas Management

Since 2011, Impact7G has worked closely with Klein Quarry to provide conservation planning and day-to-day management of  riparian woodlands, forest ecotone, mature oak-hickory savanna, and prairie buffers.

Wetland Delineation & Permitting

Our range of NEPA experience includes an emphasis on wetlands, including Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act. From wetland delineation field surveys and data collection through regulatory compliance, mitigation design, monitoring, and maintenance, Impact7G provides holistic professional and technical wetland expertise. That expertise results in timely approvals for your project, backed by information that is clear, concise, and complete.

Impact7G’s rapid and accurate wetland and permitting services are essential for informed planning, design, and predictable and timely execution of projects, both large and small. Seamlessly integrated GPS, GIS, and Autodesk utilization means we get engineers, designers, and architects the information they need, in industry standard formats, so that our findings are immediately applicable and actionable.

Conservation Adaptive Management

Adaptive and Integrated Management Planning are at the core of Impact7G’s restoration services. This approach, with our foundation of applied experience and staff scientists, informs recommendations and strategic planning beyond basic Best Management Practices.

Ecological restoration of native prairie and woodland landscapes in the Midwest is a labor-intensive practice requiring an understanding of historic circumstances and long-term adaptive management challenges. Impact7G’s initial site assessments identify unique features and conservation potential as well as management needs. Our conservation planning services detail techniques, considerations, and management intensity specific to a location’s needs and ecologic potential.

Prescribed Burning

Most prairies and woodland areas require periodic fire to encourage species diversity and ecological health. Impact7G provides rich prescribed fire experience that you can trust to improve the health of remnant and reconstructed prairies and woodlands. Our team will guide you through all stages of fire management, from determining when burning is appropriate to executing an efficient and safe controlled burn.

Habitat & Biological Assessments

Impact7G biologists and ecologists keep projects moving through early and efficient due diligence practices. Impact7G’s Potential of Presence Analysis begins with desktop surveys followed by direct field observation and detailed reporting appropriate for regulatory coordination. We identify unique ecological circumstances and potential regulatory needs early to provide project managers the information they need for timely project completion. When habitat or protected species are found to exist, Impact7G guides projects through appropriate avoidance, minimization, or conservation measures.

Impact7G will be an extension of your team at all times.