Ecological Restoration

Good land stewardship contributes to protecting facility assets from erosion, flooding, ponding, and noxious weeds, all of which can impact site accessibility and efficient and cost-effective facility operation. Facility development and operation requires a long-term commitment to managing lease-held land. Our restoration ecologists work side-by-side with client project teams to protect assets from environmental risks through a strategy that is sustainable for the life of the project.


  • Vegetation Management Plans Holistically Integrating Revegetation and Weed Management
  • Habitat Mitigation Plans, Selecting the Appropriate Reference Ecosystem
  • Wetland Compensatory Mitigation Plans
  • Mitigation Ratio Recommendations Based on Functional Assessments
  • Seed Sourcing Plans
  • Baseline Plant Community Mapping and Ecological Condition Assessment
  • Performance Standards for Implementation Progress Evaluation
  • Implementation Inspections and Annual Progress Reports

Project Highlights

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Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration

Since 2012, WEST has served on a team of professionals dedicated to the restoration and enhancement of greater sage-grouse habitats within a State of Wyoming Core Population Area.  As part of this team, WEST ecologists were responsible for identifying and prioritizing potential project areas, designing projects to meet restoration plan objectives, identifying and evaluating various treatments to determine Best Management Practices for successful projects, overseeing implementation, and monitoring of projects within various wildfire areas in Converse County, Wyoming. The projects have resulted in out planting over 100,000 containerized sagebrush seedlings that created new seed-source islands to accelerate recolonization of sagebrush in burn areas while increasing functional habitat available for use by greater sage-grouse.  The overall goal of the projects was to effectively jumpstart sagebrush restoration within disturbance areas that would eventually return the areas to suitable greater sage-grouse habitat.