Quercus Land Stewardship Services helps landowners improve the ecological health of their lands throughout Southern Wisconsin, and beyond. Some locations include, but aren’t limited to: Black Earth, Mazomanie, Cross Plains, Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, Blanchardville, Ridgeway, Dodgeville, Spring Green, Richland Center, Lone Rock, Madison, Verona, Fitchburg, Waunakee, Deforest, Avoca, Cassville, Sun Prairie, Arena, and Argyle.
Ecological Restoration is the process by which we restore natural systems to health. Quercus specializes in restoring the native plant communities of southern Wisconsin: prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands. The methods we use are varied, and our approach takes a long-term view. We use a scientific understanding of ecology, grounded in real, practical experience, to… Continue reading Ecological Restoration
To restore ecological health to the plant and animal community, we develop a management plan that is tailored to each site specifically. The process begins with evaluation, inventory, and development of a plan and budget. We take a long view toward management planning, as natural processes are typically measured in years and decades. But that… Continue reading Management Plans
Why burn? Quercus Land Stewardship uses fire as a tool in restoring and managing natural landscapes in Wisconsin. We see fire as a powerful, natural force that is deeply ingrained in our landscape’s history. We understand that prescribed fire, when used carefully, is an indispensable tool in ecological restoration and land management for us in… Continue reading Prescribed Burning
A botanical inventory will introduce you to the diversity of plant species found on even small sites. Not only will a botanical survey give you a complex and detailed picture of the condition of the plant communities, interpreting the current state of the vegetation can give us insight into what type of plant communities existed… Continue reading Botanical Inventory