Our natural resource and environmental services complement Steigerwaldt’s comprehensive suite of land services and help our clients move their projects forward efficiently with quality and integrity in the forefront.
Steigerwaldt is committed to assisting private landowners, timber industries and managers, and agencies fulfill natural resource management objectives with additional services such as invasive species management, site preparation and planting, and conservation planning.
Vegetation Surveys & Management
The vegetation you find growing on a piece of land can tell you a lot. Just by identifying the vegetation we can usually tell what type of soil you have, what types of creatures most likely inhabit the area, if any significant disturbance has taken place in the past, and what other types of plants may be best suited to grow in the future. Practicing good stewardship starts with knowing your vegetation and what you have to work with.
Forest & Pest Disease Identification & Response
Since most of our environmental specialists also have a background in forestry, we have become specialists when it comes to identifying some of the major tree health concerns in the Lakes States. By quickly identifying tree health concerns we can isolate the problem through treatment or mitigation measures and keep the remainder of your forestland healthy.
Invasive Species Management
Invasive species are becoming more and more common components on our landscape. These species can spread quickly and take over areas once occupied by native plants. Our dedicated team can help identify and develop a plan to control invasive species on your property.
Threatened / Endangered Species Survey & Monitoring
Loss of habitat is a major concern for many threatened/endangered species on our landscape. For large scale forestry, utility, or development projects we can perform the necessary reviews and monitoring for any threatened/endangered species that may inhabit the area. We can also help prepare a plan for how to complete the project while preserving habitat for these species.
Site Prep & Tree Planting
Planting something new on your property is very exciting and can be one of the most rewarding conservation practices you perform. Whether you are looking to plant trees, wildlife forage, or an array of wildflowers for pollinator habitat, we have the expertise to help you make the right decisions. We know how to select the right species mix for the soil you have and can prepare the site correctly to make sure your seeds or seedlings get off to a good start.
Wetlands and waterways are vital components of our landscape. Our environmental specialists accurately identify and delineate wetlands according to the standards set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We also take care of project permitting with the proper regulatory agencies.
Decades of Experience. A History of Results.
In 1957, Ed Steigerwaldt Sr. established a forestry and real estate consulting business with a goal of offering superior land management services. Over several decades that vision has been upheld and expanded by an exceptional staff of foresters, appraisers, GIS specialists, and real estate professionals with unsurpassed dedication to professional excellence and client satisfaction. While the business has grown and changed, our trademark hasn’t: Quality work fast, with honesty and integrity.