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Ecological Restoration Services

ER&M offers a full range of services geared toward the successful creation, restoration, enhancement, and management of our native ecosystems. As a complement to the below listed services, ER&M happily provides our clients with additional support through "early stage" budget preparation, site analysis, design support, constructability evaluations, value engineering, and project oversight/coordination between trades. Additionally, as requested, ER&M will gladly prepare and put on presentations to prospective clients who would like to further review our past project experience and successes, along with our vision for their project. The range of ecological services ER&M offers includes, but is not limited to, the following:

General Services

  • Planting trees, shrubs, groundcover
  • Seeding
  • Soil stabilization (coir log and matting installation)
  • Soil amending
  • Wildlife control (goose exclusion fencing, deer protection, etc.)
  • Invasive plant removal and control (manual removal and pesticide application)
  • Bioengineering
  • Site maintenance (watering, weeding etc.)
  • Fence installation (sand fence, post and rail, split rail etc.)
  • Grading
  • Construction and installation of various structures (retaining walls, reef balls, in-stream grade control, etc.)
  • Performing site evaluations
  • Monitoring
  • Plan review and comment (evaluate constructability, provide alternate cost-saving approaches, etc.)

Specific Services by Project Type

Tidal Wetland Restoration:

  • Perform site evaluations
  • Plan review and comment (evaluate constructability, provide alternate cost-saving approaches, etc.)
  • Locate and procure various native plants
  • Coordinate contract grow requirements with select nurseries
  • Plant installation (herbaceous plugs)
  • Seeding
  • Design and installation of goose exclusion measures
  • Control and eradicate various invasive plant species
  • Monitor and maintain restored sites
  • Nesting structure installation
  • Install dredge material containment structures using coir fiber logs

Non-Tidal Wetland Restoration:

  • Perform site evaluations
  • Plan review and comment (evaluate constructability, provide alternate cost-saving approaches, etc.)
  • Locate and procure various native plants
  • Coordinate contract grow requirements with select nurseries
  • Minor grading and structure installation
  • Plant installation (trees, shrubs, herbaceous plugs)
  • Seeding
  • Coir fiber product installation
  • Application of various bioengineering techniques
  • Design and installation of goose and deer exclusion measures
  • Control and eradicate various invasive plant species
  • Monitor and maintain restored sites
  • Nesting structure installation

Reforestation:

  • Perform site evaluations
  • Plan review and comment (evaluate species selection and site suitability, soil needs, etc.)
  • Locate and procure various native plants (bare root to large B&B grown material)
  • Coordinate contract grow requirements with select nurseries
  • Soil testing and incorporation of associated soil amendments
  • Plant installation
  • Seeding
  • Installation of protective fencing and signage
  • Installation of various forms of tree tubes and bark protectors
  • Control and eradicate various invasive plant species
  • Monitor and maintain restored sites
  • Nesting structure installation

Coastal Dune Restoration:

  • Perform site evaluations
  • Locate and procure various native coastal plants and seeds
  • Plant and seed installation
  • Vegetation management
  • Repair and construction of various dune crossovers (pedestrian, vehicular, handicap)
  • Sand fence installation
  • Post and Rail/Split Rail Fence installation
  • Rope fence construction
  • Electric fence installation
  • Assembly and installation of informational/warning signs
  • Site fertilization

Stream Restoration:

  • Grading, channel relocation, structure installation (utilizing our crew or as a team with one of our qualified subcontractors)
  • Locate and procure various native plants
  • Coordinate contract grow requirements with select nurseries
  • Soil testing and incorporation of associated soil amendments
  • Plant installation
  • Seeding
  • Coir log installation
  • Coir matting
  • Live stake installation
  • Branchlayering
  • Live fascines
  • Installation of protective fencing and signage
  • Installation of various forms of tree tubes and bark protectors
  • Control and eradicate various invasive plant species
  • Monitor and maintain restored sites
  • Grading, channel relocation, structure installation (utilizing our crew or as a team with one of our qualified subcontractors)

Invasive Species Control:

  • Site evaluation and identification of invasive species
  • Preparation of control and eradication plan
  • Permitting
  • Hand and mechanical removal of targeted invasive species
  • Herbicide application
  • Site monitoring and maintenance
  • Post eradication site stabilization and planting

Nuisance Wildlife Control:

  • Site evaluation and identification of nuisance (to the success of the project) wildlife
  • Preparation of effective control plans
  • Design and installation of various goose exclusion fencing systems
  • Site preparation and installation of perimeter deer fencing
  • Selection and installation of appropriate tree and shrub protection devices
  • Maintenance and removal of protective measures

10600 York Road-Suite 203 | Cockeysville, MD 21030 | office (410) 337-4899 | fax (410) 583-5678 | email info@er-m.com