Habitat Management

Prescribed Burning:

  • Turn-key, ground-ignition prescribed burning and burn plans including:
    • Midstory-understory woody vegetation control.
    • Site preparation.
    • Habitat improvement, ecological restoration.
  • Raven employs Texas State “Certified Prescribed Burn Managers”.
  • Fire-line construction using Certified “Best Management Practices” operators.
  • In-house fire trailer, radios, Nomex, ATVs, Mule, suppression water tanks etc.

Rotary Drum Mulching:

  • Large-tract and/or high-density mechanical control utilizing:
    • Skidder mounted, twin hydraulics, 8-foot rotary drum mulcher
  • Small-tract and/or low density mechanical control utilizing:
    • Skid-steer mounted hydraulic tree shear.

Chemical Spraying:

  • Small-tract (to 20 acres), fence-line, etc. chemical control utilizing:
    • Backpack and/or hand-held sprayers, injectors, hack and squirt.
    • Mounted ATV, Mule, and/or tractor pulled tank sprayers.
  • Large-tract prescriptions with subcontractor management and supervision.

Botanical Inventory, Classification and Restoration:

  • Plant community inventory.
  • Ecological classification.
  • Non-native invasive species identification and eradication.
  • Native species restoration, planning and implementation with tractor-mounted no-till seed drill

Timber Cruise:

  • Timber inventory.
  • Timber valuation.
  • Field data acquisition and data analysis with the most current field data recorders and cruising software.
  • Casualty loss estimates and/or damage inspections.

Forest Management Plans:

  • Turn-key even-age and uneven-age forest management plans.
  • Turn-key timber sales: mark, tally, bid, contract management and supervision.
  • Timber tax planning.
  • Certification: Tree Farm certified inspector, SFI, and FSC.

GPS and GIS Mapping:

  • Turn-key mapping and digital data collection / transfer for all Raven services.
  • Custom landowner maps with aerial imagery, topography, soils, roads, etc.
  • All GIS/GPS services utilizing:
    • ArcGIS software.
    • Trimble Geo-XT, sub-meter precision instrument.
    • Trimble Geo-Explorer, one to three meter, high-precision instrument.
    • Garmin five to fifteen meter precision instruments.

Reforestation and Aforestation:

  • In-House small tract reforestation (to 20 acres).
  • Large-tract subcontractor management and supervision (20+ acres).
  • Site analysis and reforestation-aforestation planning.