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Thank you for your interest in our services! Our project descriptions represent work done by LandIQ, by Land IQ staff while previously employed with other firms, and by Land IQ staff under the former business name NewFields Agricultural and Environmental Resources.

[edit_term]Agriculture

Land IQ has extensive experience working at the agrictural-urban interface. Our clients include landowners, growers, agencies, commodity organizations, and industrial clients. Our experience includes traditional agronomic advising, such as managing nutrients and estimating crop water use, as well as responding to increasingly complex agricultural problems that involve regulatory, environmental, and policy issues. We address these challenges by pairing scientific knowledge with advanced analytical, modeling technologies and remote sensing.

[edit_term]Restoration Ecology

Native habitat restoration is one of the core services that Land IQ provides. Our achievements in revegetating and reclaiming drastically disturbed landscapes, monitoring for mitigation, and assessing and monitoring exotic species highlight our success in restoration ecology.

The Land IQ Habitat Restoration Group offers a wide range of specialized services in natural resource planning, analysis, restoration, and management including:

  • Native Habitat Restoration
  • Revegetation and Reclamation of Drastically Disturbed Landscapes
  • Watershed-based Restoration Planning
  • Water and Nutrient Resource Management
  • Multi-objective Land Management
  • Agricultural Systems Evaluation and Management
  • Natural Resource GIS Application
  • Land Resource Remote Sensing
  • Mitigation Monitoring
  • Exotic Species Assessment and Management
  • Regulatory Compliance and Support
  • Community-based Public Education Programs

Our expertise in integrated habitat analysis supports watershed planning, water quality management, ecosystem restoration, and land reclamation. We specialize in watershed-based evaluation that considers the interactions of land use, ground water, soils, geology, vegetation, and engineered systems with surface water, stream, lake, or wetland conditions.

Land IQ’s Habitat Restoration Group specializes in design and oversight of native habitat restoration and revegetation. Our expertise is in plant ecology and native habitat restoration, including development of revegetation / restoration plans, formulation of contract specifications for restoration plans, implementation oversight, and project performance monitoring. Our staff is experienced in working with federal, state, and local agencies for upland and wetland restoration projects. 

Land IQ’s restoration and revegetation experience in California includes restoration and management of coastal sage scrub, native grassland, oak woodland and riparian habitats, saltwater and freshwater marsh, and desert wetland habitats. We have designed and managed restoration/revegetation of over 2,800 acres of native habitats that have met project goals for habitat functions and values. Land IQ has assessed over 15,000 acres of land for habitat restoration potential and developed specific protocols for resource management plans.

[edit_term]Remote Sensing

Land IQ leverages a full range of satellite and airborne remote sensing products to match client needs, including:

  • Commercially available satellite data products
  • Multispectral and hyperspectral imagery
  • Thermal products
  • LiDAR
  • Other specialty products such as GPR (ground penetrating radar) and EM (electromagnetic field sensor)

We combine these products with our understanding of agricultural and other natural systems, landscape processes, plant communities, land management, production agriculture, and plant phenology to guide our analytical approaches. Our data products can be delivered in both traditional and interactive formats, and include maps showing crop types, irrigated and non-irrigated lands, vegetative cover types, and soils and soil surfaces. Land IQ's team of statisticians, remote sensing specialists, soil scientists and agronomists have also developed tools used for in-season precision agriculture, market assessments, and resource management.

[edit_term]Water Resources

Water quality and quantity are critical factors in any land-based system. Water resources evaluation, planning, and management take many forms in Land IQ's work. We evaluate the quality and quantity of 1) agricultural water for the safety and benefit of crops and soils, and 2) industrial wastewater for land application and treatment, or when it is beneficially reused in a crop or native plant system. Other waters resources services that Land IQ provides include: water conservation, crop consumptive use estimation using water balance tools, and groundwater basin modeling.

[edit_term]Salinity & Nutrients

We specialize in managing salinity and nutrients to optimize agricultural production and environmental protection. We have a broad range of experience in reclaiming agro-ecosystems when the balance between nutrients, salt, water, plants and soil needs to be restored. Land IQ has also developed new technologies to model nutrient dynamics that affect carbon and other greenhouse gas flux. Carbon accounting has an increasing role in California agriculture and in various land system inventories nationwide. Our services focused on salinity and nutrients include:

  • Sodic and saline soil reclamation
  • Nutrient interactions
  • Carbon accounting
  • Beneficial reuse of solids and wastewaters
  • Animal waste management
  • Salinity management in crops, soil and water systems

[edit_term]Regulatory Support

Land IQ helps clients understand and meet regulatory requirements. We provide technical review and interpretation of developing regulatory policy and build customized tools that help them implement long-term strategies. Land IQ has provided analytical tools to map and interpret impacts of groundwater quality assessments, groundwater recharge potential, wildfire burn intensities, impervious surfaces, invasive species, forest and wetland ecosystems, and greenhouse gas sequestration potential. Land IQ also assists clients with permitting, regulatory analysis and reporting, and endangered species consultation and management.

  


AlmondsCentral Valley Salinity Alternatives for Long-term Sustainability (CV-SALTS) Support for Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority
Land IQ attends policy development meetings, provides technical review of policy documents and delivers regular updates to this client’s board of directors to help them understand implications of water quality regulations and participate in developing new regulatory policy.

 

Technical Interpretation and Analysis for Almond Board of California
Land IQ determines data needs and provides spatial data analysis to provide information about how this client’s members’ fields intersect with areas of regulatory assessment and prioritization.

 

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) Nitrogen Management Plan Analysis and Reporting for Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
Land IQ collects, manages, analyzes and reports members’ nitrogen application information to develop the Nitrogen Management Plan Summary report and provide grower outreach and feedback, as required by this client’s ILRP Waste Discharge Requirements.