Native Plant Stewardship & Botany Services

Wild Ridge Plants’ stewardship consulting services bring people and plants closer together. We work with institutions, non-profits, businesses, landowners, land managers, farmers, and foresters interested in stewarding plant communities for ecological health, beauty, diversity, and abundance. We offer on-site or distance consultation services.

Our Approach

Jared Rosenbaum and Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants approach land stewardship holistically, based on our broad experience in habitat restoration, field botany, invasive species management, rare species monitoring, edible and medicinal plant uses, and inspiring deeper connections between people and plants.

Jared Rosenbaum is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner by the Society for Ecological Restoration. Rachel Mackow is a member of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team’s Technical Advisory Committee. Read more about us.

Native Plant Stewardship & Botany Services 

Native Plant Stewardship & Botany Services

Stewardship Planning
Our stewardship plans:
1. Establish sound stewardship goals
2. Guide restoration practices based upon stewardship goals
3. Establish a feasible restoration plan and maintenance calendar
4. Recommend site-appropriate native plants
5. Detail seasonally appropriate planting and seeding protocols
6. Identify invasive plants and strategic management techniques

Natural Land Restoration
We assist in planning:
1. Forest understory restoration and reforestation
2. Meadow and shrubland establishment
3. Custom seed mixes for all habitat types, including lawn to meadow conversions
4. Wildlife plantings, including butterfly and moth host plants and deer resistant native plants
5. Native edible and medicinal plantings

Botanical Surveys & Monitoring
We provide:
1. Comprehensive botanical surveys of natural plant communities, all habitat types
2. Rare plant monitoring and restoration protocols
3. Site-appropriate survey methodology

View our Portfolio of Select Projects

We welcome inquiries of all kinds. Please be in touch.
Rachel Mackow & Jared Rosenbaum