We offer basic and advanced services to meet the varied needs and interests of our customers. Both services begin with a free, no-obligation, short survey about your property and your goals. This helps us better understand what you want to accomplish, what habitat you already have, and what your limitations are. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions you might have about our services. Based on your survey we’ll be able to give you an estimate for our services that is based on your land and your goals.
We’ll arrange a time to meet you and walk around your property. During the walk, we will discuss your goals in more detail, identify the plants, habitat, and wildlife that are already on your property, and suggest ways to improve your habitat to meet your goals. We encourage you to ask any questions that you have about your property and the habitat you wish to create. This is your opportunity to pick our brains and gain customized knowledge about your unique property.
Before arranging the visit to your property, we’ll use your survey to decide whether Shannon, Anthony, or both of us will be able to best help you meet your goals. We have complimentary, but different, backgrounds and skillsets that make each of us better suited to some consultations than others. There are also many situations where our different areas of expertise allow us to build off each other or offer multiple alternatives for meeting your goals. Our goal is always to provide you with the best service possible.
Our advanced services build upon our basic services. Our basic services provide you with the information and knowledge that you need to meet your habitat goals, but you are responsible for writing up any plan based on our walk. With our advanced service, we provide you with an in-depth, personal, habitat creation and management plan based upon what we see and discuss on our walk.
Your in-depth, personal, habitat creation and management plan will include things like:
- a soils map for your property,
- a survey and description of your current habitat,
- recommendations for creating and managing the habitat that you want, and
- lists of resources that may be able to help you achieve your goals.
If you think you may want to take advantage of our advanced services, let us know when you fill out the survey. We can always add the advanced services later, but that may mean we have to visit your property again to take the detailed notes we’ll need to create your habitat plan and that will result in additional travel fees. However, if we know in advance that you may want us to create your plan, then we can take many of those notes during our basic services walk.
We charge $50 / hour if one of us works with you and $80 / hour if both of us work with you. After reviewing your survey, we will let you know who we recommend works with you and why we made that recommendation based on our individual and combined skills and expertise.
Below are some general guidelines to give you a rough idea of how long it might take for different sized properties. Each property is different and some may take more or less time than shown below. We’ll be able to give you a better estimate of how long we expect your walk through and discussion to take once we know more about your specific property and goals.
- 2 acres or less = approximately 1 hour
- 2 to 10 acres = approximately 1 to 2 hours
- 10 to 40 acres = approximately 2 to 3 hours
- Over 40 acres = probably still in the 2 to 4 hour range, but there are so many factors that could influence the time estimate that it is best to fill out the survey for a more realistic estimate.
There is a minimum 1 hour charge for our basic services.
Below are general guidelines for our advanced services which are in addition to the applicable fees for our basic services. Fees for advanced services may be slightly different based on your unique property and goals. We’ll be able to set an exact price for your customized plan once we know more about your property and goals.
- 2 acres or less = $100
- 2 to 10 acres = $150
- 10 to 40 acres = $200
- Over 40 acres = Will vary. Contact us to discuss your property and goals.
A digital copy of your plan is included with the advanced service fees. A hard copy of the plan printed in full color will be an additional $20 + $0.25 / page + shipping.
Travel for basic services within 50 miles of Glasgow, KY is free.
Any travel over 50 miles from Glasgow, KY or additional travel for advanced services is charged at the standard federal mileage rate of $0.54 / mile over the initial 50 miles.