We offer a variety of consultation services for properties.
If you are interested in seeing your land in a new light, we would be happy to explore it with you! We can walk your woods with you to explore what species are present, give recommendations for best management to enrich your native biodiversity, assess your property for forest farming potential, or look deeply into the parcel's history.
Bringing the Past and the Future Together
We regularly visit properties throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills to help land owners to better steward their property. We have the experience and resources to explore regional history on a micro-scale. We also can give recommendations on a wide range of topics, including wild-simulated ginseng (and other herb) cultivation, growing long-term native perennial fruit crops, and mushroom production.
Detailed Property Maps
We have been creating habitat assessment maps since 2013, and we would be happy to make a personalized map of your property!
Maps can be part of a published report that includes recommendations for land management, lists of plant and animal species observed on the property, and a detailed history of the land use on the property and in the locale as a whole.
How does a land assessment work?
A typical site visit takes anywhere from one to four hours, but this depends on the acreage of the property and on the desires of the property owner. We usually walk the land with the owner or steward of the property, but we are also happy to visit on our own. We charge $150 for the first hour (this covers initial research time and driving) and $80/hour for each hour after the first. The time frame depends on the site size and on the goals of the land owner, but most consultations go from 1 to 3 hours. We provide a basic report (including recommendations and a list of observed trees and plants) on the day of the site visit. If a client asks for a more detailed report (including maps), we can usually have one ready within one to three weeks.
Interested in hiring Wild Hudson Valley for a land assessment?
Please contact us here!