Wildlands manages over 45,000 acres of sensitive lands, including wetlands, riparian, and upland habitats. These lands include both properties held by Wildlands and others held in partnership with public and private landowners and nonprofit organizations. Unlike most mitigation companies, Wildlands retains hands-on management responsibilities for our mitigation properties. Wildlands’ land managers, farm and range specialists, and biologists employ adaptive management and integrated agriculture in caring for the lands and habitats.
- Biological monitoring for birds, wildlife, vegetation, and water quality
- Wetland and upland habitat management
- On-site restoration, construction and nursery activities
- Cattle ranching and rangeland management
- On-site water system improvements
- On-site facility, road, and fence maintenance
- Habitat friendly integrated agriculture
- Adaptive management practices
Biological Monitoring and Adaptive Management
Adaptive Management is a system for evaluating and improving habitat management practices. Biological monitoring and analysis are used to compare habitat performance against objective standards, creating a feedback loop. As more information becomes available, the land steward adjusts management techniques.
Wildlands’ commitment to adaptive management shows in the qualifications of the company’s land management personnel, many of whom have a background in biology, natural resources, or ecology. If a situation that needs attention develops, it will be recognized by the personnel who regularly tend the land – rather than waiting for a seasonal or annual survey. The feedback loop becomes seamless and instantaneous, providing high-quality stewardship of the habitat.
Rangeland and Preserve Management Services
In addition to biological monitoring services, Wildlands also offers rangeland management services. With an on-staff Certified Rangeland Manager (CRM), licensed through the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, Wildlands can provide technical assistance on rangeland projects throughout the state of California. The CRM program is designed to provide landowners and managers with professional expertise in managing California’s rangeland resources, while complying with applicable state laws.