Land-restorationLand Restoration is an integral part of the environmental management obligations for operations aimed at minimizing the environmental effects of human activities.

South African laws require the sustainable development of the country’s natural wealth in a socially just, environmentally sustainable and economically efficient way.

Ecological restoration is the activity of renewing a degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystem. It can also mean creating a
diverse functional landscape where one didn’t exist previously. Sigwela & Associates will assess the health and integrity of an ecosystem and then
implement proven scientific techniques that will provide solutions for long-term sustainability. Our scope of work ranges from, but is not limited to: erosion control, reforestation, removal of non-native and invasive species, re-vegetation of disturbed a
reas, reintroduction of native species, and wildlife habitat improvement.

 

Our processes begin with site assessment which involves identifying and evaluation of necessary data in order to produce a solid an eff
ective rehabilitation plan. Site assessments involve the following:

  • Soil quality
  • Water quality
  • Topography
  • Vegetation topography
  • Seeding method and
  • Soil erosion

Once the site assessment is done, follows:

  • Alien Eradication
  • Vegetation Rescue and Protection
  • Erosion Control
  • Vegetation Establishment
  • Maintenance

 

Objectives:

  • Preserve, maintain and sustain the diversity of the indigenous vegetation
  • Reinstate the disturbed are to an acceptable vegetation cover
  • Evaluate and maintain the rehabilitation process
  • Eradicate and control invasive species
  • Control erosion (gully)

Control sediment and storm water run-off