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Ten minutes into the Land Walk, I was hooked--I had no idea I would learn this much.

“Ten minutes into the Land Walk, I was hooked–I had no idea I would learn this much. Luke helped us clarify what we wanted from our urban woodland, and and how we could get more of that and less of the stuff we didn’t like. He explained how each species of tree and shrub impacts wildlife. We learned that managing our woods is a lifelong process, and that small steps, within our budget, done at the right time of year will make a difference. We will definitely be using Luke’s input to help us manage our forest from now on.”

Shawn Lewis, Ames

Luke gave us a sense of direction...he was a tremendous source of encouragement throughout the process.

“We wanted to make sure that the windbreak and orchard plantings on our rural acreage were done right. Luke gave us a sense of direction for our farm’s aging windbreak, and plant the next generation with native trees and shrubs that are well-suited to our climate and beneficial to wildlife. He also helped us envision what a permaculture planting might look like at a larger scale, and was a tremendous source of encouragement throughout the process.”

Amy Miller, Roland

Prudenterra conducted the mid-contract management for a prairie grass buffer strip in a safe and timely manner.

“As a farm manager, I consider conservation land to be another crop to manage, just like corn and soybeans. However, most farmers don’t have the specialized equipment or expertise to seed or burn it. I had been searching for a couple of years for someone to conduct a prescribed burn on a farm in central Iowa, and was glad to find Prudenterra. They conducted the mid-contract management for a prairie grass buffer strip in a safe and timely manner and I have continued to work with them to help seed and burn prairie on other farms I manage.”

Tim Pick, Nevada

Restore Your Land

It is outstanding how the understory wildflowers and native shrubs have taken off.

“Our oak savanna restoration has really increased the sunlight reaching the floor of our woodland and it is outstanding how the understory wildflowers and native shrubs have taken off. Prudenterra also helped us jump-start our prairie remnant restoration and did a beautiful job of identifying, lining up, and putting us in contact with buyers for the sale of our mature walnut trees. Luke always comes up with innovative ideas for environmentally sensitive projects and gets you to think about different ways to do things.”

Paul Lengeling, Collins

Prudenterra's team is skilled, very knowledgeable, hard working, and safety-conscious.

“The Land Walk gave us a creative and in-depth way to approach the challenges and opportunities on our farm. Logistically, it gave us a good method to establish the areas that we wanted to focus on. Later on, we needed help to remove cedar trees on our farm and it was good for us to know that we could have the work done to the detail and specifications needed to help us achieve our goals. Prudenterra’s team is skilled, very knowledgeable, hard working, and safety-conscious. We really value having conversations with Prudenterra because the perspective is different–it gives us the opportunity to be asked thoughtful questions and reflect on how our management practices impact our landscape.”

Nathan and Sarah Anderson, Cherokee

Luke helped us sell the timber on our property at a much higher price.

“Luke was great to work with. He helped us sell timber on our property and got a much higher price than the bidders we’d been finding on our own. It was a relief to have someone else vetting the bidders for us! Luke gave us excellent advice in planning for our future goals for the woodland and we appreciated his lively and intelligent conversation.”

Amy Uthus and Kyle Eastwood, Knoxville

We have seen an increase in bird diversity and habitat use.

“Our backyard is connected to a city park and we wanted to increase the biodiversity. Working with Prudenterra, we developed achievable goals (both short and long term) to eliminate exotic species and enrich the forest structure. We have seen an increase in bird diversity and habitat use. The process was fun and the Prudenterra folks were easy to work with!”

Lori Biederman, Ames

Luke and his crew are very knowledgeable, helpful, and professional.

“Luke and his crew are very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. They are also personable and easy to work with. I am in the process of converting over thirty acres from brome to native prairie and restoring another ten acres to oak savanna. From prescribed burns to woodland management, Prudenterra has been really good at helping me with the planning and figuring out what is possible, and then getting the work done.”

Susan Peterson, Solon

If you want advice about prairie restoration, native plants, or how to manage woods, this is the place to go!

“Prudenterra has been terrific to work with on a variety of projects–they conducted a prescribed burn in our reconstructed prairie, consulted on expanding its biodiversity, and helped us manage trees in our fence lines. If you want advice about prairie restoration, native plants, or how to manage woods, this is the place to go! Luke is extremely knowledgeable and well organized, with a great crew helping him out.”

Wendie Schneider and John Monroe, Nevada

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