Maintenance & Stewardship Activities

Maintenance & Stewardship Activities

An ongoing maintenance program is important to ensure the health of any natural area. Weed seeds are continually dispersed by wind, water, birds, and other animals.  Common weeds often found in wet buffers include cattails, common reed, thistle, Reed canary grass and...
Native Plant Installation

Native Plant Installation

Native plants have very long and intricate root systems. These long root structures may grow as deep as 16 feet depending on the species, they have adapted historically to extreme temperature fluctuations, drought, flooding and fire.  Deep rooted native plants are...
Stabilization & Erosion Control

Stabilization & Erosion Control

Erosion is the major contributor to decreased water clarity and sedimentation in lakes and ponds. ILM is capable of performing construction site erosion control for NPDES permitting, developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), and file for Notice of...
Bathymetric Mapping

Bathymetric Mapping

ILM works with BioBase to create high quality bathymetric maps using sub-foot accuracy GPS and a sonar depth sounder. Maps can be used to identify good fishing holes and areas of sediment accumulation. Over time, sediment accumulates in lakes and ponds due to storm...
Culvert & Conveyance Maintenance

Culvert & Conveyance Maintenance

Storm water management and conveyance is a critical component to most commercial and residential developments. ILM can inspect and maintain these systems to limit flooding and ensure proper flowage. If left un-maintained severe blockage can cause flooding and costly...