To Three Ravens Ranch.
Importance Of Using Native And Adapted
likely you are here because you've heard
of the importance of using native and
adapted plants in your ranch, farm or hunting property
landscape design: how a well balanced native and
adapted plant community improves agricultural sustainability and conservation of natural resources, helps save water,
provides habitat for pollinators and
other beneficial wildlife, increases wildlife and livestock productivity and adds to
you may have a desire to incorporate
native plants in your landscape to
provide habitat for your favorite game
bird or mammal, to increase pasture
quality for your farm or ranch animals or to create an
attractive garden near the homestead or farmhouse to enjoy an abundance
of butterflies and song birds.
have seen examples of how Worldwide
conservation of indigenous native plants
increases pollinator diversity and helps
provide an array of food, medicine and
other plant products for a growing world
population. Or, you may have heard about
studies that have shown that a well
designed and diverse landscape using
natives is one of the best ways to
sequester carbon to reduce adverse
climate change, how planting a
sustainable ecologically stratified
landscape requires less maintenance in
the form of cultivation and tillage and
increases bio-mass to offset carbon use.
Your farm and ranch or garden magazine may have featured
articles about how noxious weeds are more
easily controlled in an ecologically
Do You Get The Right Plants And Seeds?
that you have decided to incorporate
native plants, how can
you be assured that your landscape design or natural resource conservation
project will be successful?
you purchase plants and seeds how will
you determine which plants are adapted to
your soil and climate? How will you know
which natives might potentially dominate
your plantings and reduce diversity and
balance and whether the native plants you
select will help support the wildlife you
desire to attract?
you start planting how will you control
noxious weeds and insect pests? How does
your project relate to the ecological
community where you are located? How will
you get the most out of your conservation
Ravens Ranch provides this web site to
help you learn about how EcoRegion
adapted plants work in rural landscape
design to beautify a landscape,
provide habitat for wildlife and game
animals, control noxious weeds, and
provide better pasture and rangeland forage for grazing
animals. We'd also like to let you know
about the Natural
Plant Selector Kits for Grazing,
Wildlife, Country Landscapes and Hunting
and how they can help you define your
landscape design objectives and give you the
tools you need to begin a successful
planting project for your rural property.
And Guidelines To Help You Begin.
present a series of conservation articles
on how to select site specific seeds and
plants that we think will be of interest
to you. Exploring
Conservation Objectives, looks at
planting for four different landscape
Quality Vegetation For Hunting Properties, Beautiful
Country Landscapes, Quality
Pastures, and Creating Your
Own Wildlife Sanctuary.
Need Stimulus Money For Your Conservation Project?
The US economy is suffering. If you, like many budget conscious Americans, need to maximize your conservation dollars, you can find valuable information in two new articles. The Economic Downturn. Is Environmental Resource Conservation Still Possible? discusses the general concept of developing reciprocal resource value relationships within ecosystems help to maximize conservation dollars. Finding U.S. Stimulus Dollars For Your Private Property Conservation Project. gives specific information about how U.S. Stimulus package funds will be used by Federal Agencies and lists ways you can get money for your conservation project.
the articles you may want to review the Conservation
Checklist to organize what you
need to begin your project.
out the Frequently
Asked Questions and Detailed
Ordering Instructions for additional
information about the Natural Plant
further assist you with conservation
projects, we've placed information
regarding our services, our philosophy,
our interests and training and how you
may contact us in the ABOUT US section.