Welcome to Greening Associates

Greening Associates design, install, and maintain small and large restoration projects for a variety of clients:

  • municipal agencies
  • corporations
  • land trusts
  • private property owners

We work in a variety of habitats:

  • grasslands
  • riparian zones
  • coastal scrub
  • woodlands
  • sandy sites

We provide planning services and implementation to comply with

  • the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA)
  • policies of the California Coastal Commission
  • policies of county Planning Departments

Our restoration work is tailored to meet project requirements such as

  • erosion control
  • ecological goals
  • impact remediation

Quarries and Sandhills

A number of our restoration projects comprise tens of acres at quarry sites where mining has been completed.  Greening Associates also have developed a high degree of expertise in the restoration of Sandhills habitats.  These kinds of sites have a lot in common, as they are both characterized by markedly poor conditions for plant growth.  We have a reputation for completing projects on time and under budget.

Site Specificity

On large-scale sites, and especially in sensitive habitats, we generally contract-grow plants from seed collected at the site. This assures that the plants we install are the fittest for the site because they are a race that has evolved over generations and is adapted to the soil type, rainfall pattern, and temperatures at that particular location. It also avoids contaminating the local gene pool.

Collecting Seed

Collecting Seed

Seeding a grassland planting

Seeding a grassland planting

erosion control

Revegetation often includes biotechnical erosion controls

erosion contols