In a watershed protection plan, data compiled and mapped can include the type, location, and size; the dominant plant species; the presence or absence of invasive plant species; and opportunities for enhancement, restoration, or preservation.
Depending on the needs, Davey Resource Group scientists can survey plant communities, wetlands, macroinvertebrates, fish communities, terrestrial vertebrates, and rare, threatened, and endangered species as part of the project. During the survey, DRG provides progress updates to the client on a regular basis so that any obstacles or findings are clearly communicated. Also, following the remote sensing work, some field verification will be performed to ensure data quality.
The study concludes with a written report and, if requested, a public presentation to staff, members of the project steering committee, and other stakeholders. The report details specific preservation, restoration, and enhancement opportunities.