Management Plan Development
Floodplain Forest Restoration & Ecosystem Services
How should we best spend our limited funds to restore a critical floodplain ecosystem? That was the question posed to GCS by a community-based watershed group. So, we partnered up and developed a management plan to stabilize river banks, restore rare forest communities, and provide habitat for endangered species. We then put a dollar value on the ecosystem services that the project would provide and presented the results to municipal politicians. The result? A unanimous decision to conserve and restore the floodplain ecosystem throughout the watershed!