What Does The Buckthorn Man Provide?
I will help you plan and implement your restoration focusing on invasive species removal and restoration to native, natural flora.
I have 4 1/2 years experience working with the DNR to restore the Scuppernong River to a Class I Trout Stream. Search my Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail site for: “Trout Stream Therapy”, to find the many related stories.
I have been volunteering with the Ice Age Trail Alliance since 1997 and have participated in a lot of trail creation and maintenance projects.
I can provide a project page on this website in the “Your Projects” portfolio (under the “Services” menu) — if you want it — to document all of your project’s activity online and preserve the entire history of your restoration. I would write a blog post with before and after pictures and a description of the work done for every workday on your project. You could contribute stories and pictures to the online record as well.
I can coordinate and lead volunteer days on your project. It might be as simple as having you or friends throw brush on a burning pile, or, we can design a workday specifically for your group.
I am trained and certified to work on prescribed burns but I am not qualified to be a burn boss i.e., to lead the prescribed burn event. I can help you locate professionals to lead your prescribed burns.
My rate is $25/hour — I will charge only for the time/hours I am on site actively working on your project. You will not be charged additionally for my: travel time, prep time or maintenance for my equipment, bar oil or chainsaw gas, herbicide, or website project documentation.
I would love to be of service to you on your restoration project! Please use the Contact page to reach me and let’s talk about your restoration goals.