Vegetation Community Mapping
NES conducted a vegetation community survey along the Lake Michigan and Menominee River shoreline. The goal was to locate and identify the components of native, invasive and mixed vegetation communities. The survey serves as the baseline data for future restoration projects.
Shoreline Restoration Guide and Restoration Project Report – Shawano County
NES prepared two Lake Planning Grants to produce two publications that:
- Educate the residents around the Cloverleaf Lakes about the important interactions that occur between a lake and its shoreline.
- Provide shoreland restoration options to those individuals that want to undertake their own project.
- Supply descriptions and photographs of shoreland restoration projects implemented around the lake system.
Non-metallic Permitting – northern, Wisconsin
NES prepared several non-metallic mining permits in northern Wisconsin required by NR135, completing wetland delineations, topographic surveys, preliminary platting, cut and fill requirements, and flood plain studies. The reclamation plan for the sites included the design of a naturalized lake and incorporated extensive native plantings in both the aquatic and terrestrial environments.
Tree Inventory – Hobart, Wisconsin
NES conducted a detailed tree inventory of several wooded tracts (35 acres) on the property, which resulted in the identification of 1,259 trees from 22 species greater than 12 inches in diameter.
Invasive Species Monitoring – Village of Suamico, Wisconsin
As part of a 5-year permit, NES annually monitors a recently constructed pond on private property for invasive species. Locations of invasive species are GPS’d and mapped with ArcGIS, and a letter report is compiled and sent to the WDNR for approval.