LandStudies provided professional services for native ecological habitat restoration relative to the development of the Chestnut Grove Natural Area
Typical of many communities with common open space, the maintenance committee for the Village Grande community in Lancaster County was looking sustainable alternatives to large expanses of high maintenance lawn areas. Stormwater drainage issues were driving up the cost of maintenance and the solutions lacked ecological benefits.
The facilities director for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) campus was looking for more sustainable alternatives to manage large areas of open space and particularly challenging areas such as stormwater facilities and steep slopes.
Environmental engineers, geologists, botanists, landowners and F&M students provided years of research and monitoring that allowed this project to happen
This project contributed to reducing non-point source pollution and improving water quality in the Chiques Creek Watershed
A natural areas master plan identified management strategies to return the natural areas to vibrant, sustainable, native plant communities