Ecosystem Restoration

IRM offers a range of Ecosystem and Habitat Restoration Services to a variety of clients including land trusts, watershed councils, natural resource agencies, local and municipal government and any landowner wishing to restore the natural habitat on their property.  IRM can work throughout the Pacific Northwest from Alaska to California, including the southwest and northern states.

Questions often asked by landowners who wish to restore their property include: What is restoration?  Where do we start?  How much will it cost?

Habitat restoration can be defined as the direct manipulation of ecosystems through tree planting, prescribed burning, seeding native plants and/or cutting small diameter trees.  It is often the best approach on sites that have altered plant communities that will not return to a desired future condition through natural processes.

Services:

IRM firmly believes that active management is needed to restore the many degraded forest habitats throughout the west to the desired structure and function.   Click on the above Services for more detailed information and relevant project experience. 

Restored douglas-fir forest.

Restored douglas-fir forest.

Restored oak habitat near Eugene, Oregon.

Restored oak habitat near Eugene, Oregon.

Restored ponderosa pine forest.

Restored ponderosa pine forest.

“A land ethic reflects the existence of an ecological conscience,and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land.”
                                                                                     – Aldo Leopold

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