Ecological systems in the North American landscape have experienced significant stressors between the outward growth of urbanization and the transformation of agriculture from small farms to industrial commodity farming. Additionally, ever changing weather patterns have resulted in rapid pendulum swings between drought and flooding throughout the continent. Natural environments are always in a state of flux and are representative of the forces they endure within a specific geological timeframe; however, the physical alterations and redistribution of resources by human forces have added an additional wrinkle to ecology. The biologists at Prairie Engineers understand the principals of ecological succession and hydrological districts, park departments, state and federal agencies, or cmmunity organizations to evaluate the ecological integrity of given site, prescribe various methods to manage a site, and, if needed, develop sustainable restoration plans.
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