Native Habitat Restoration Services

NES has provided native habitat planting and restoration services to municipalities, lake management districts and associations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and individual landowners. These services have ranged from simply designing the restoration areas to implementing their installation and maintenance.

Consult with one of our ecologists on how to restore native habitats in your area.

Each restoration project is catered to the individual or group based on their need, experience, and willingness to be involved with the “hands-on” portion of the project. The use of volunteer labor is especially important when public lands are being restored and when state-sponsored funds are being used. NES has a great deal of experience organizing and successfully completing these types of projects.

View our native habitat restoration project examples.

Aesthetically Pleasing, Natural Landscapes
NES ecologists use their knowledge and experience with Wisconsin’s native community types to design aesthetically pleasing, natural landscapes utilizing only plant species native to the site’s region. The use of locally native species is a very important factor that is often overlooked, but is very important in not only assuring the project’s success, but also in meeting all the objectives of a restoration. Our native plantings and restorations are designed to meet five goals:

  1. Provide an aesthetically pleasing landscape,
  2. Reduce long-term maintenance costs associated with traditional landscapes,
  3. Replace valuable wildlife habitat,
  4. Increase local plant diversity through the establishment of pre-settlement vegetation communities  (where possible),
  5. Restore the land’s capabilities to stabilize the soils and recharge the groundwater.

These goals are best met when species native to the immediate area are used in the restoration.


We also provide a wide range of other services, including:

  • Native Community Inventories
  • Vegetation Surveys
  • Ecological Site Assessments
  • Restoration & Planting Plans
  • Bioengineering
  • Construction Oversight
  • Site Preparation
  • Shoreline Restoration
  • Tree, Shrub, Plant & Seed Installation
  • Monitoring & Maintenance Services
  • Invasive & Exotic Species Control
  • Grant Writing
  • Volunteer Organization & Training
  • Educational Presentations
  • Wildlife Food Plots
  • Prescribed Burning