Habitat Restoration

Burleson’s restoration team provides habitat restoration planning, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance for large and small-scale projects. Our multidisciplinary team specializes in resolving ecological challenges, using site-specific information, and material to restore ecosystems back to their native state. Burleson has accomplished successful restoration projects within diverse habitats including maritime chaparral, coastal sage scrub, bunch-grasslands, coastal sand dune, riparian, wetlands, woodlands, vernal pools, and desert ecosystems

WE HAVE A NATIVE PLANT NURSERY! Located in Carmel Valley, California, the ideal location to propagate quality California native plants and seed. The nursery also provides our staff with quality control and ability to implement strict pathogen/contamination controls, plant genetic selection, light, and water application to promote the proper propagation needs of each species/variety. We can supply site-specific products from local geographical regions and climates that are better suited for sustained survivorship, if requested. Our firm has also set up large scale seed production plots with seed producers to obtain large quantities of specific seed.

Industry leading expertise in…

  • Habitat Restoration Plans
  • Native Seed/Plant Collection/Propagation/
  • Elderberry Transplant and Relocation
  • Success Criteria Development
  • Survivorship Monitoring
  • Statistical Analysis of Monitoring Data
  • Adaptive Management
  • Irrigation Plans, Installation, and Maintenance
  • Weed Management/Eradication (QAL)
  • Erosion Control Plans, BMP Implementation,
    Maintenance, and Stormwater management
  • Data collection (GPS), mapping (GIS), analysis, and management
  • Mitigation Compliance

Thor Anderson, Principal Ecologist
(831) 717-4320

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA