Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies staff recently took members of the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association, neighboring landowners, and scientists from The Nature Conservancy on a tour of the Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration project in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, to highlight the benefits of floodplain restoration and discuss opportunities for similar efforts to improve water quality and restore natural […]

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Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground

After several years of planning and preparation, the Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground were officially opened in late June 2022. LandStudies President Kelly Gutshall attended the opening ceremony and said, “This project is a great example of how a stream and floodplain restoration project can be combined with park system improvements to benefit […]

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Marietta Iron Furnace Park Dedication

LandStudies own Kelly Gutshall and Eric Lyons, along with local officials and residents including Lancaster County Commissioners Ray D’Agostino, Joshua Parsons, and John Trescot, gathered on June 24, 2022, to celebrate the dedication of the Marietta Iron Furnace Park. This park serves as the eastern gateway to Marietta Borough along the popular Northwest River Trail.  […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Merritts

We would like to congratulate our friend and colleague, Dr. Dorothy Merritts, geosciences professor at Franklin & Marshall College, for being the first F&M faculty to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences! This is one of the highest honors a scientists can achieve and was given to just 120 scientists from across the […]

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Legacy sediment’s impact on stream ecology

Raising awareness about the role legacy sediment plays in stream ecology is a primary goal for LandStudies. That is why we recently partnered with colleagues at Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Bob Walter and Dorothy Merritts, to take Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff on a tour on legacy sediment projects in Lancaster County. Our […]

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Sustainable Landscape Foreman

LandStudies, Inc. is an award-winning environmental design/build firm with experience since 1989 using natural systems to improve the environment. We are recognized throughout PA and the mid-Atlantic region for our innovative, sustainable work restoring streams, floodplains, and wetlands, stormwater systems, and creating natural landscapes with a goal of improving water quality and wildlife habitat. This […]

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Sustainable Landscape Technician

Summary LandStudies Inc. is seeking sustainable landscape technicians beginning in March/April 2022 for our Field Operations division in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Essential duties include the installation of plants and seed, erosion and sedimentation control products, cutting and removal of invasive plants, selective herbicide application, and operation of power equipment. Outdoors work setting. Travel and overnight stay […]

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Spring Maintenance Tips

[Article originally posted in 2019] Proper maintenance of natural landscapes is essential to the long-term success of the functional aspects as well as the outward beauty that landscapes provide. LandStudies’ team of professionals includes expertise in proper year-round maintenance and offers these tips for maintaining landscapes in the Spring season. Trim back perennials – This […]

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