Vegetation Management

control burning

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