What Are the Different Techniques for Forest Restoration?
by McKenzi Heger | October 22, 2019 Forests are incredibly important systems that provide valuable ecological services to humans and wildlife alike. Unfortunately, these systems are often undervalued, and human activities such as tree clearing, introduction of invasive species, and … Continue reading
Benefits of Riparian Buffers
by McKenzi Heger | September 17, 2019 Riparian buffers can benefit our environment in many ways. From preventing erosion to abating flood and storm damage and providing vital wildlife habitat, these vegetated riparian buffers are important to maintaining and improving … Continue reading
Restoring & Protecting Wetlands
by McKenzi Heger | August 14, 2019 When it comes to our environment, a little can go a long way, especially when it comes to wetland restoration. You may be asking yourself – what is wetland restoration, and why is … Continue reading
July Project Updates: Rolling Ridge Stream & Jamesburg Park Conservation Area
by McKenzi Heger | July 17, 2019 GreenVest has been hard at work starting and completing various projects throughout the State of Maryland, including the Rolling Ridge Stream Restoration Project and Jamesburg Park Conservation Area Wetland Enhancement Project. Learn more … Continue reading
The Importance of Ecological Design & Planning
by McKenzi Heger | June 25, 2019 Trying to transform our natural environment rather than conforming to it causes more issues than you might think. With each new building or complex of homes that is developed, we see abuse to … Continue reading
Project Update: USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC)
by McKenzi Heger | May 30, 2019 On May 30, our Vice President, Patrick Phillips, attended the Society of Wetland Scientists annual meeting in Baltimore. While there, he had the pleasure of presenting on a few of our own projects, … Continue reading
Watersheds: What You Need to Know
by McKenzi Heger | April 29, 2019 Watersheds are found everywhere – the land beneath your feet, your backyard, mountains and valleys and even the strip of grass on the side of the highway. But wait, there’s no water nearby. … Continue reading
Endangered Species of New Jersey [Infographic]
by McKenzi Heger | March 19, 2019 We often learn about endangered species from popular news sites that only cover the loss of large animals that have been around for centuries. These include rhinos, elephants, big cats, and more, but … Continue reading
Green Infrastructure: Why Do We Need It?
by McKenzi Heger | February 11, 2019 Have you ever wondered what the purpose of rooftop gardens are? How about those mid-sidewalk planter boxes? While they may be pleasing to the eye in cities, they act as more than just … Continue reading
What is Stream Restoration?
by McKenzi Heger | January 11, 2019 Stream restoration is more than just stabilizing and repairing stream channels, it also revitalizes and protects the health of our watersheds and aquatic ecosystems. Described as “a set of activities that help improve … Continue reading