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Become A Project Partner

As LANDS gears up for the summer '12 program, we are interested in developing new service partnerships with land trusts, municipalities, other conservation organizations/agencies, and more. Below are examples of deliverables and services provided by LANDS.
Natural Resources Inventory
  • Collection and assessment of natural and cultural data using field identification, landscape analysis, map interpretation and historical records research. 
  • Integration of data into high quality report deliverables, with comprehensive analysis and management recommendations.
  • Applications include baseline documentation reports, natural community descriptions, ecologically sensitive area identification, rare and endangered species identification, soil and bedrock descriptions, forestry inventory, forest carbon inventory, wetland delineation, water quality testing, non-native invasive species inventory, wildlife habitat assessments, historical land use interpretation, rapid ecological and stream assessments, etc.
 GPS and GIS Mapping
  • Collection of important natural and cultural resource data using rigorous GPS field work and advanced GIS technology. 
  • Integration of GPS data into high quality GIS maps and spatial analysis projects.
  • Applications include soils and bedrock mapping, trail mapping, wetland mapping, habitat connectivity analysis, invasive species mapping, viewshed and slope analysis, wildlife habitat and natural features mapping, etc. 
 Monitoring and Assessment
  • Monitoring of conservation and mitigation easements for land trusts, NGOs, municipal, state and federal governmental agencies
  • Progress assessments for non-native invasive species removal projects, tree planting and re-vegetation projects, riparian restorations, storm water mitigation projects,  erosion mitigation efforts, etc. 
 Management Plans
  • Comprehensive analysis of the natural and cultural features of a landscape with attention given to the land owner’s management questions and information needs. 
  • Management plan recommendations or plan drafts provided to volunteer or under-resourced land stewarding organizations, with supporting field data, maps and resources provided. 
 Education and Mentoring
  • Development of place-based educational signs, kiosks, activities, lesson plans, and resources for youth and adult audiences.
  • Mentoring youth conservation corps and students through interactive, skills based service‐learning projects.
  • Applications include trail maps and nature guides, Leave No Trace signage, recreational guideline signage, environmental education activities, place-based lesson plans, interpretive nature hikes, GPS training, etc. 
 Physical labor
  • Non-native invasive species removal, trail construction, tree planting, etc.
  • Scientifically‐guided and accuracy sensitive restoration projects, including rare native species planting, wetland and riparian restoration, constructed wetland planting, etc.

Becoming a Partner

Please contact Deane Wang to discuss project details, scheduling, and cost. 

GPS work
LANDS Interns collecting GPS data for a GIS mapping project.

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