Plateau Land Use Services (PLUS) works with private property owners on land enhancement, planning, and construction projects to achieve the goals envisioned for their land. Building on Plateau Land and Wildlife Management’s broad understanding and experience on private lands in Texas, PLUS was created in 2010 as the construction arm of Plateau. PLUS services include:
Pond Design and Construction
PLUS specializes in planning, siting, and managing the construction of ponds in shallow soil with a focus on more than just water retention. Our team of rangeland ecologists work with landowners to address variables such as location, erosion prevention, site specific vegetation, water quality, and clarity. Incorporating aesthetic shape, pond liners, low sight-line dams, and wildlife features, PLUS creates the ideal recreational retreat on your property.
Pond Repair and Conversion
For landowners with ponds that don’t hold water, have spillway or dam erosion problems, and/or don’t fulfill their aesthetic or recreational needs, PLUS is the answer. PLUS looks at all the pieces of the puzzle to devise a long term solution, not a band-aid. Our experienced team of professionals analyze the catchment area, soil types, and design or construction problems, to repair or convert your pond to a water feature that will attract targeted wildlife and enhance the recreational value of your property.
Brush Control and Management
At PLUS, we view brush management as more than simply clearing or wiping out invasive brush species. Working closely with landowners, our approach to brush management incorporates individual plant management techniques, selective chemical control methods, dead tree remediation, and smart slash management within a comprehensive brush management plan. PLUS delivers a unique solution that will result in an increased value of your land, while supporting greater and more diverse wildlife and plant communities.
Trail, Road and Fire Break Construction
PLUS works with landowners to improve access and enhance enjoyment of their land through thoughtfully designed roads and trails. With more than 4 million acres burned in the fires of 2011, a well thought out road and trail system can further protect the property by also serving as firebreaks and improved access for emergency vehicles. PLUS employs biologically sound design by incorporating design elements such as aesthetics, shade, and gentle gradients following natural contours.