sagegrouse icon Environmental Services

Based on sound environmental research, CSR, Inc.’s restoration practices lead the environmental and native restoration industry. The establishment of native functioning ecosystems through design, installation, and stewardship is the primary focus of our company. Before any restoration design or installation can be completed, research and monitoring of the site and surrounding areas are performed, providing an accurate baseline of data.

Our Biology team uses a combination of GIS, GPS, and various testing methods to determine native & non-native vegetative cover, species counts, soil quality and depth, and habitat assessments. Through such data collection and comprehensive documentation, CSR, Inc. can select and apply specific native restoration seed, plants, and other materials for a successful site restoration.

Post-restoration activities are as important as pre-restoration. CSR, Inc. also performs post-restoration activities after seed and plant install that include vegetation monitoring, baseline comparisons and mapping, native seed collection, and habitat management plans. With our assistance, any restoration project can be approached and completed in an accurate and all-encompassing manner, achieving recommended percent cover and establishment of native vegetation.

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sagegrouse icon Oil & Gas Restoration

Monitoring:

  • Qualitative measures: permanent photo points, site ecology, site contouring, seral stage, undesirable species occurrence, and erosion features.
  • Quantitative measures: Basal cover, shrub and forb density, functional group & species composition, surface disturbance area.
  • Biological baseline: Reference communities and ecological site conditions

Soil Handling:

  • Pre-disturbance monitoring: This action informs seed mix and soil health conditions
  • Maintain integrity of suitable soil, soil stability & facilitate establishment of vegetation
  • Seedbed preparation: soil conditioners, fertilizers, soil microbial community enhancement

Control of Undesirable Species:

  • Bareground, invasive species, and noxious weed treatment
  • Interim restoration area: broadleaf herbicide applied conscientiously by a licensed applicator
  • Final restoration area: pre-emergent herbicide is applied to maintain a weed free buffer zone around well infrastructure.

Re-Vegetation:

  • Site specific Native plant materials
  • Interim restoration site specific seed mixes
  • Plug & Abandoned (P&A) restoration, select broadleaf application, seed mixes tailored for specific locations

Analysis: Ecological & vegetative, site conditions, spatial disturbance

Reporting: Well specific record of actions & site conditions

Future Monitoring: Targeted planning based previous actions and conditions

sagegrouse icon Restoration Seeding

Restoration seeding with native plant species is vital to establishing stable plant communities, preventing or minimizing erosion, out-competing invasive noxious weeds, and providing the ecological system needed in disturbed locations.

Timing, equipment, application methods, application rates, and planting depths are factors to consider in developing a seeding plan.

CSR, Inc. offers site specific seed collection, custom seed mixing, Drill Seeding, Broadcast Seeding, and Hydroseeding.

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sagegrouse icon Public Land Management

Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc. is adept at servicing the restoration needs of such agencies as the BLM, Forest Services, DEQ, Fish & Game Dept.'s, Land Trust Offices, Parks & Recreation Dept.'s, Power companies, transportation departments, Ducks Unlimited (DU), and many more.

sagegrouse icon Storm Water Pollution Prevention Planning (SWPPP)

Desertification, the loss of topsoil to wind and water erosion, is a persistent concern in arid ecosystems. Managing erosion is a standard component of comprehensive restoration plans. This management takes the form of Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPPP) plans. SWPP plans encompass elements directly tied to soil preparation, seeding and erosion control. Effective strategies for controlling erosion include:

  • Best Management Practices (BMP's), including silt fencing, straw waddles & erosion control fabric. Straw crimping traps and retains moisture, adds organic material to the soil and slows erosion.
  • Planting cover crops, such as sterile annual triticales which can quickly add structural stability to the restoration project.
  • Applying polymers and tackifiers retains soil and seeds as well adding to the soils ability to absorb moisture.

sagegrouse icon Well Site Monitoring

Beeplant field monitoringWell site as-built CSR, Inc. offers the professional package for Well Site Restoration: mapping, monitoring, soil testing, seeding & spray services.  With native revegetation, thorough data collection, rapid response to issues, strict adherence to safety procedures, and comprehensive documentation, we can expedite well site recovery.

Conservation Seeding & Restoration, Inc.

PO Box 800

Kimberly, ID 83341

(208) 423-4835

 

CSR, Inc. IDAHO

319 Main Street North

Kimberly, ID 83341

(208) 423-4835

info@csr-inc.com

CSR, Inc. WYOMING

Rock Springs

860 Powerhouse Road

Rock Springs, WY 82901

(307) 352-2985

 

CSR, Inc. Colorado

(Including the former Rocky Mountain Native Plants)

3780 County Road 233

Rifle, CO 81650

(970) 625-4769