Have you purchased a property with critical areas or buffers that are in need of landscape maintenance? Do you wish to re-evaluate or change how your landscape is maintained within a critical area or buffer? Have you tried to change or clean up unruly vegetation, only to receive a notice from regulators that the area is within a critical area or buffer? If so, you could benefit from implementing a Vegetation Management Plan, or VMP, for your property.
What began as a practical proposition for a trail through a regulatory buffer turned into an educational opportunity at Odle Middle School. Marina French, landscape architect, shares how we used mitigation planning to engage visitors about wetland functions.
It's a frequent question among property owners of all types. Katy Crandall, ecologist and arborist with The Watershed Company, explains the difference.