Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, LLC was opened in 2010 to support a healthier ecosystem for natural lands in Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, southwest New Jersey, and northeast Maryland.
We specialize in invasive plant removal to promote native diversity.
We also help landowners:
Our approach is to take a comprehensive view of the land, people, and wildlife and work over time to produce long-lasting results. Success comes from understanding individual species, timing management techniques when most effective, seeking support from outside agencies, and often working with community members to achieve wide-ranging goals.
I was approached by a homeowner association whose concerned community members had worked tirelessly to remove invasive plants and support native ecosystems... but they were unable to make a real impact on their 34 acres of common land. At the time, I was managing land for the Tyler Arboretum while also promoting the Backyard Habitat Program for the Delaware Nature Society. Although I had a full workload, I understood the challenges that the HOA was facing and recognized my unique ability to help them. I opened Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, a company dedicated to ecology with a mission to restore land to a healthy state and natural beauty.
When I first opened Red Tail, there was no way to know how many entities or individuals embraced the HOAs passion for environmental stewardship, so I remained in my other two positions while pursuing business growth on the side. As an ecologist with a degree in wildlife conservation, I knew that many people consider invasive plants to be the second largest threat to biodiversity next to habitat loss. Invasive plants are a group of exotic plants that spread prolifically in forests and landscapes due to a lack of natural checks and balances. The long-term effects of invasive plants can be highly detrimental to the ecosystem by reducing both the number and diversity of native plants with associated impacts on local wildlife. Furthermore, invasive vines often suppress natural tree growth and invaded areas typically look overgrown and unappealing.
Restoring a natural forest or landscape that has become unsightly, unusable and unsafe vastly improves the health of the environment for all creatures, including us humans. Soon after opening the company, I was pleased to find that many people recognized the need for invasive plant management. Now our clients include single homeowners, homeowner associations, farms, townships, non-profits, and corporations as well as projects with the state of Delaware and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. We have also expanded our services to support a variety of ecological issues including invasive plant removal, forest management, grant writing, native replanting, tree planting, water runoff, chemical-free algae removal from ponds, deer fencing, and habitat landscaping.
Our team is unique in our level of expertise. All employees are college-educated and committed to conservation and ecology. We have worked across the Mid-Atlantic region on invasive plants, pond management, wildlife populations, endangered shorebird conservation, wildlife diseases, wetland assessments, environmental education, community outreach, and land management. I am a former board member of the Delaware Invasive Species Council and a former member of the Delaware Nature Society Land and Biodiversity Management Committee and White Clay Wild and Scenic PA Restoration Committee.
At Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, we believe that every land area and every landowner is different and we manage each project accordingly. We were founded on the principle that people can make a positive impact on the environment. Together we can make a difference.