Ecological Management Plan

Ecological Management Plan

At Bidvest Top Turf, we pride ourselves in identifying and understanding our client’s needs. With a growing environmental awareness among landowners, and more stringent environmental legislation, the need to understand our environment has become more essential than ever.

To create and manage vibrant and sustainable environments, we have the ability to do a landscape ecology and biodiversity analyses for any site no matter the size.

Landscape ecology is the science of studying and improving relationships between ecological processes, the surrounding environment and land users. This is done by identifying and describing key environmental attributes, which includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Hydrology (specifically surface water drainage patterns and flow regimes)
  2. Topography
  3. Vegetation (flora)
  4. Natural habitat availability
  5. Land uses (historic, present, and future land uses)
  6. Urban landscape features
  7. Climate

Our reporting ability provides a summary of the landscape ecology and biodiversity analysis done for your site, which could be incorporated in all management and planning strategies developed by ourselves.

Landscape management deals with processes in an integrated and multidisciplinary manner, combining natural resource management with environmental and livelihood considerations. Our approach also factors in human activities and their institutions, viewing them as an integral part of the system rather than as external agents.

Developing a site-wide management plan can be done in collaboration with the land owner and will incorporate all the available information into a strategy, which will include:

  1. Identification of suitable buffer zones around sensitive areas (e.g. drainage lines, ridgeline, etc.) to restrict activities which may harm or alter habitats.
  2. Recommendations on placement, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure (e.g. game viewing roads, water catchment areas, cycling pathways and walking trails etc.) across the site.
  3. Storm water management.
  4. Alien and invasive plant management.
  5. Veld conditioning and carrying capacity management.
  6. Erosion management.

Our team forms part of the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession (SACLAP), and the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). If you would like to enquire about this industry leading management tool, feel free to contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and see how Bidvest Top Turf is rooting for a greener tomorrow.