Habitats and open spaces in New Jersey, Eastern and Southeastern United States, and globally, are destroyed every minute along with most of their biodiversity due to human development. National Biodiversity Parks (NBP) will enter, with permission, select US properties before they are denuded, logged, graded, bulldozed and destroyed to search for, rescue, transport and relocate desirable biodiversity before it is destroyed. International projects or those in other sections of the US are possible depending on financial support of pertinent communities and individuals.
NBP will also assist willing developers in rescuing biodiversity; companies that consider allowing these rescues are showing that they do care about the animals their development is threatening.
Relocating biodiversity is a multi-step process; NBP will assist local volunteers through the several stages of performing a biodiversity rescue. We have standard step by step procedures and flow charts to get projects done, if possible.
Please contact us if you , your group or company have a possible biodiversity rescue to discuss.
Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Endangered Species and Wildlife Studies
Wildlife and Breeding Bird Surveys and Studies
Habitat and Wetland Bank Creation, Restoration and Management
We can, as a consultant, locate potential capital partners, develop internal strategies, business plans, budgets and prepare research reports, wetland studies, grants and permit requests. Finally, we can implement and directly manage the construction projects that improve or establish an entire habitat, wetland, biotic community or a target species. For undeveloped, open space properties or wetlands under private or corporate ownership, we have concurrently pursued multiple ways to generate capital for the landowners. We have proposed and pursued multi-sourced preservation funds while simultaneously planning a wetland bank in NJ. This strategy was successful in NBP’s preservation of the Plumsted Biodiversity Park (see that website section) valued at over $1,200,000.
Grant requests, habitat, restoration and management projects require the completion of specific reports and applications. Final wetland bank approval and establishment requires extensive data, consulting reports and studies; these are reviewed by the NJ DEP to ascertain the approval or rejection, capital value, number of wetland credits and applicability of the proposed bank. Before the more specific reports required by the DEP are performed NBP recommends prerequisite steps. An internal feasibility analysis, internal project/business plan with budgets, and targeted meetings with stakeholders should be performed by NBP and reviewed by the owner before entering the expensive stage of DEP studies and reports. NBP can prepare these documents.
Please fill out one of our contact forms and we will reach out to you.
Deer and Invasive Wildlife Management
The extirpation of cougars, wolves, coyotes and bears in many areas, and the excessive cold-season grasses has enabled deer and geese populations to increase beyond carrying capacity resulting in severe damage to Eastern US forests, soils, open spaces and wetlands. NBP can measure deer and geese numbers, make public presentations as needed and propose solutions to limit and reverse ecological damage to your water quality, open spaces, forests and biodiversity.
As the plant cover is damaged, erosion increases in many open spaces damaging our streams, rivers and the aquatic communities which naturally occurring biodiversity relies on. NBP measures deer populations in a number of ways. See: (Annotated Bibliography of Methodologies to Census, Estimate, and Monitor the Size of White-Tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus Populations).
NBP can work on these problems in a number of capacities. We can upon retention of our services attempt to source and secure matching funds for qualifying projects. Grant requests, habitat-restoration and management projects may require the completion of specific reports and applications.
NBP can assist you on any of the projects or efforts described above. Please fill out one of our contact forms and we will reach out to you.
Invasive Plant Species Management
Various regulators and government departments that are tasked with controlling invasives and protecting natural resources, biodiversity assets and valuable wildlife have gotten a slow start when it comes to invasive species. Efforts are however getting more focused.
NBP is able to design and perform invasive species education or control projects. Upon retention we may be able to assist you, your firm or department in locating matching funds for qualifying projects. We can also organize and solicit public volunteers for our clients to assist in the field eradication of invasives.
Please fill out one of our contact forms and we will respond in timely-fashion.
Invasive species impact native plants, animals, and natural ecosystems by:
- Reducing native biological diversity
- Altering hydrologic conditions & flooding regimes
- Altering soil characteristics
- Altering fire intensity and frequency
- Interfering with natural succession
- Competing for native pollinators
- Repelling or poisoning native insects
- Displacing rare plant species
- Increasing predation on native birds
- Serving as reservoirs of plant pathogens
- Replacing complex communities with monocultures
- Diluting the genetic composition of native species through hybridization
- ____________________________ Jil M. Swearingen, National Park Service, National Capital Region,
Center for Urban Ecology. (11 May 2007)
Insect Identification and Ecological Services
Insects are a diverse group of small animals that are often difficult to identify to species without key references and experience. An insect that is native and beneficial may look very similar to another species that is invasive or destructive, with the potential for harming our homes, pets, farms, forests, wildlife assets or ecology. Antithetically insects are an integral part of the ecological web and many species of plants and animals depend on a healthy insect community for pollination and food resources.
Please contact us to have insects collected, identified or to have an ecological study discussed.
Bio-blitz and Citizen Science Assistance
NBP has successfully pre-designed projects to assure that stakeholders, citizens and funders receive benefits that address today’s conservation and youth education needs. NBP can also collate data into a powerful and pragmatic science based summary report that advises all the stakeholders on what is causing the degradation of their local natural resources including valuable biodiversity.
From our reports stakeholders can more efficiently acquire funding to effectively address damages to our valuable natural resources. NBP may be able to assist you in locating matching funds for qualifying projects. Please fill out this short form and we will reach out to you in order to prepare a possible quote.