Habitat Restoration with Unique Funding Sources
A critical part of GTA’s mission is seeking out large land holdings that possess significant potential for conservation and resiliency benefits if restored or enhanced. The significant benefits associated with these projects sometimes lends them to be too large to be managed as a single-phase project, so we take a holistic and long-term approach to site restoration, collaborating with multiple independent partners to accomplish their individual site objectives within the large-scale restoration projects. As a result, extensive benefits are delivered to local watersheds and ecosystems. We are proud when our projects bring together unique sources of funding, land, and expertise to tackle large, complex sites. Click on any of the innovative projects below to learn more about them.
Pin Oak Restoration Project
This project site is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey within the Pin Oak Forest Conservation Area. The Preserve provided an excellent opportunity to enhance valuable wetland habitat within the Middlesex County Park System. The project restored 1,018 linear feet of stream restoration and enhanced 29 acres of wetland and upland that will transform the preserve into a highly functional headwater wetland system.
BARC Wetland and Stream Restoration
This project is on the North Farm of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Restoration resulted in the establishment of forested headwater wetlands and healthy steam channels. This project promotes State and Federal objectives of implementing compensatory mitigation with collected in‐lieu fees.