CIR Services and Products

Resource Inventory and Assessment

  • Resource management and conservation planning, including biological assessments, surveys, and investigations
  • Vegetation mapping & analysis, including submerged aquatic vegetation
  • Wetland classification, delineation, assessment, and functional analysis
  • Lake and pond initial scoping documentation and diagnostic feasibility studies
  • Municipal and county environmental resource inventories
  • Comparative wetland functional assessment
  • Functional value analyses for special water resource protection areas
  • Floristic inventories and analyses
  • Rare and endangered species assessments
  • Ecosystem services inventories and analyses, with special emphasis on Mediterranean ecosystems

Environmental Planning and Management

  • Environmental impact analysis and reporting
  • Environmental assessments
  • Compensatory mitigation planning and reporting
  • Comprehensive conservation plans
  • Natural resource management plans
  • Solar facility environmental impact analysis
  • Management of multiuse natural reserves
  • Nature park planning and implementation
  • Interpretive plans and signage

Education and Outreach

  • Presentations and classroom instruction at all age levels regarding natural resources management and restoration ecology
  • Internships and volunteer opportunities
  • Field trips with focus on Channel Islands or California mainland natural resources

Ecological Restoration

  • Conceptual and final restoration planning and reporting
  • Habitat restoration design, planning, permitting, implementation, oversight, maintenance, monitoring, and long-term management
  • Wetland restoration with special interest in estuaries, freshwater marshes, and vernal pools
  • Riparian corridor enhancement and restoration
  • Coastal scrub enhancement and restoration
  • Channel Islands habitat restoration
  • Recovery of special interest species
  • Brownfields conversions
  • Bioswale, rain garden, and constructed wetland treatment of stormwater runoff
  • Nursery construction and management
  • Collection and propagation of native plant material
  • Installation of irrigation systems
  • Specialized invasive plant control, including in proximity to sensitive species and habitats

Research and Documentation

  • Development and management of systematics collections and other museum resources
  • Plant sciences research – descriptive, including taxonomic studies, and experimental studies
  • Comparative mitigation monitoring and assessment
  • Preparation of presentations and scientific publications and reports

Professional Contributions

  • Participation on science advisory panels and committees
  • Expert testimony