Summary

Project Title  |  Reserva Santa Fe

Client Name  |  Desarrollo y Ecología S.A. de C.V.

Collaborators  |  TOA, Chapingo Autonomous University, Phytopathology department, Mexico Autonomous University, Zoology Laboratory

Location  |  Outside Mexico City, Mexico

 

Services Provided

The core of our work at Reserva Santa Fe included the coordination of ecological baseline studies including fungi, flora and fauna inventories, fuel accumulation and fire risk assessment, phytopathology studies, and overall ecosystem health assessment.  We also provided strategic forest management consulting as well as personnel training for erosion control measures and direct treatment of specific forest parasites.

 

Key Highlights

  • Documentation of the biological diversity existing on the site, including endemic salamanders, rattlesnakes, rare bat species, and migratory birds among others

  • Coordination of the professional training for tall height tree pruning and subsequent removal of parasitic vegetation

  • Establishment of native plant nurseries for reforestation and propagation for native restorative landscape design

  • Training site maintenance crew for erosion control strategies in order to mitigate soil loss and avoid creek sedimentation

  Overview of site landscape and ecology     Image credit: Juan Rovalo

Overview of site landscape and ecology

Image credit: Juan Rovalo

  Section of the native species nursery, working with Don Albino Senior Site Management    Image credit: Juan Rovalo

Section of the native species nursery, working with Don Albino Senior Site Management

Image credit: Juan Rovalo

  PhD Daniel Rivas from the Mexican Association of Arboriculture training the site maintenance crew the basics of tall height tree pruning    Image credit: Juan Rovalo

PhD Daniel Rivas from the Mexican Association of Arboriculture training the site maintenance crew the basics of tall height tree pruning

Image credit: Juan Rovalo