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178 Main Stret
Beacon, NY 12508
United States

8454401677

We create and restore remarkable landscapes that improve the environment. 

Farm Ponds for the Future

Farm ponds in rural areas have tremendous potential to provide environmental habitat for native plants and animals within agricultural landscapes. One Nature worked for a private residence and the Natural Resource Conservation Service to create two habitat ponds within an existing conservation easement.

The goal of the project was to create a new biodiversity hotspot in the valley that would compliment existing agricultural practices. Our design allowed for a three phase implementation over a four year period, and used native trees, shrubs, and grasses, especially early successional species, to integrate the ponds into the surrounding landscape. A series of trails and boardwalks around the new plantings provides a new picnic area, boardwalk, and entryway into the surrounding fields.

Note: While One Nature developed the conceptual vision for this project and performed construction management, professional design services for this project were provided through a subcontractor of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.