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Surveying & mapping services.

Hire CalWild to facilitate donating or selling your private inholding to public land agencies. Our expertise working with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service gives us a unique perspective to work with all stakeholders at the initial stage of a donation or sale. Given the lengthy and complicated process that a transfer entails, we aim to offer donors a relatable liaison who knows the local lands and waters well. Additionally, CalWild’s expertise allows us to gauge what role your transfer could play in the greater ecosystems and regional public lands of which they’re a part. We offer multiple services, including wilderness suitability surveys.

Initial survey

Virtual surveying of parcels using high-resolution aerial imagery

Parcel history

Virtual surveying of parcels using high-resolution aerial imagery

In-field survey

In-field survey (once any snow has cleared)

Preliminary map

Prepare preliminary maps and a narrative report to illustrate our findings

Wilderness Status

Verify parcels currently meet the definition of wilderness as provided by the Wilderness Act of 1964

Restoration needs

Assess potential restoration needs and document with photographs and field notes

Final maps

Preparing final maps of the parcels displaying our findings and the rationale behind them

Final report

Preparing a final report that meets all the requirements of the public land agency

Legislative support

Consulting with legislators if we determine that legislation is needed to add portions of the parcels to the National Wilderness Preservation System

Initial survey

Virtual surveying of parcels using high-resolution aerial imagery

Research parcel history

Researching the ecological and social values of the parcels + their management history

In-field survey

In-field survey (once any snow has cleared)

Preliminary Map

Prepare preliminary maps and a narrative report to illustrate our findings

Verify wilderness status

Verify parcels currently meet the definition of wilderness as provided by the Wilderness Act of 1964

Assess restoration needs

Assess potential restoration needs and document with photographs and field notes

Final maps

Preparing final maps of the parcels displaying our findings and the rationale behind them

Final Report

Preparing a final report that meets all the requirements of the public land agency

Consult on legislation

Consulting with legislators if we determine that legislation is needed to add portions of the parcels to the National Wilderness Preservation System

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