Make sure you’re in compliance every year with Central Appraisal District (CAD) requirements by having Plateau perform your check-ups and / or create your annual reports. Your documents will be expertly and meticulously prepared and thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure they meet the CAD’s strict guidelines to keep your tax status in place.
Let us free you from the inconvenience and stress of dealing with your own wildlife management activities. Whether you’re looking for compliance with the Central Appraisal Districts (CADs) or premium land stewardship, our Annual Service Agreements will give you the peace of mind of knowing that all your land management requirements are taken care of properly and professionally.
Our wildlife surveys are important tools that estimate the diversity, population size, and location of various wild species on your property for better management and provide proof to the Central Appraisal District that your land and wildlife management efforts are working as intended. You’re invited to join our professionals during any or all of your surveys for a fascinating and educational look at the lay of your land.
Bird diversity, measured through annual surveying, can be an excellent indicator of the health and quality of your property’s habitat. Plateau’s Seasonal Bird Surveys let you accompany a Plateau biologist on a deep look at your property’s avian community and improve your knowledge of the resident species on your land. Includes detailed reports listing all species and numbers observed, and brief habitat and location descriptions for each station.
Annual surveying of this highly popular game bird is a critical component of management monitoring the abundance and location of quail on your property.
Deer population surveying is a crucial aspect of management on larger properties and is a qualifying activity in the wildlife management program. Our Spotlight Survey is designed for landowners interested in actively managing their deer populations for habitat improvement or hunting.
Game cameras are an excellent tool for monitoring your deer herd or more secretive and nocturnal wildlife. With this service, a Plateau professional will establish two or more baited infrared game camera stations for 10-14 days, and provide a detailed analysis of the captured pictures.
Learn the actual impact deer have on the existing vegetation on your property. Includes a professional tour and harvesting/stocking recommendations.
Ideal for properties over 1,000 acres, Plateau Distance Sampling Surveys provide a detailed summary of animal distribution with estimates of density, sex ratio and if done in the late summer, fawn production for the year.
When you want to know more about your property and what makes it unique, an on-site habitat assessment by one of Plateau’s wildlife biologists can be invaluable. We’ll walk your land with you, educating you about its characteristics and the most appropriate ways of improving habitats for your target species. You’ll end up with an increased appreciation for your land, as well as the knowledge to help you become a more successful land and wildlife manager.
When you have a plan in mind for your land, make sure it’s the best choice for your property by consulting an expert Plateau wildlife biologist. We’ll listen to what you’re envisioning, take a thorough tour of your acreage with you, and provide information to help you make the choices that work best for you and your property.
Plateau wildlife biologists are also registered property tax consultants uniquely qualified to help you through the process of obtaining the valuations you seek and deal with any issues that may arise.
Allows you to further protect and manage your property’s natural habitat, through liberalized deer harvest opportunities and extended seasons.
Be good to the bees while getting the same valuable tax savings enjoyed by landowners in ag or wildlife by managing coveted honeybees on your land. Although beekeeping requires experience and education to be successful, with Plateau’s help you’ll have everything you need to get your beekeeping operation off the ground quickly and running smoothly. Includes site visits, detailed reports, recommendations, maps and Plateau’s professional representation of your 1-d-1 application to your CAD.
Get the help you need to protect your home and reduce the threat of losing structures for wildfire. This valuable and important assessment, based on a thorough review of your property and its wildfire vulnerabilities, offers specific recommendations for the best ways to avoid loss and maximize your safety.
Includes an assessment of one residential structure and up to two associated outbuildings. Each additional structure/outbuilding is $100 each.
Plateau provides professional and technical guidance to navigate situations involving endangered species, particularly for the Golden-cheeked Warbler. Plateau employs experienced field staff, including a properly 10(a)-permitted biologist (specific to the Golden-cheeked Warbler) that is versed in many aspects of the Endangered Species Act. We offer an assortment of services, including:
We have excellent working relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, and strive to educate and assist private landowners in proper management and conservation.
Imported Red Fire Ants, an invasive species from South America, first arrived in the U.S. in the 1930s and have been wreaking havoc ever since. In addition to being a nuisance to humans, these pesky critters compete with birds for food sources and prey on young wildlife. Plateau’s Imported Red Fire Ant Treatment and Control uses GPS technology and aerial imagery to accurately locate treatment areas and eliminate fire ants with an effective, compliance-ready dual action insecticide treatment.
Brush management is one of the most important activities for restoring and enhancing rural land. But it’s easy to make costly mistakes by using ineffective treatments and activities that can damage sensitive or unique habitats. Plateau Brush Management Plans are designed to offer you the best solutions and information to help you make decisions that can save you time, money, and hassle.
A basic overview of the property’s brush management issues and recommendations on how to improve them.
A comprehensive plan offering professional, scientific, and ecologically sound direction for brush management. Includes detailed maps and prescriptions for each target species of brush.
Selective treatments that maintain the integrity of the habitat for native wildlife, while enhancing the beauty of your property.
Native control targets species such as willow baccharis and mature mesquite/huisache.
Invasive control targets species such as ligustrum, nandina, chinaberry, and Chinese tallow.
Targets species such as prickly pear cactus, small regrowth mesquite/ huisache, and willow baccharis.
Targets low density juniper that meets certain size criteria.
*One full day minimum, four-day maximum, two technician crew/six-eight hours on site. Price includes herbicide. Mileage not included.
**One full day minimum, four day maximum, two technician crew/ six-eight hours on site. Mileage not included.
Plateau does not currently offer mechanical brush services with heavy equipment, but we do know a few responsible and reputable folks who do and can always help with a proper recommendation. One of these service companies who we have a lasting relationship with is Cedar Eaters of Texas. Cedar Eaters and Plateau are partners in helping landowners meet their land and management goals and requirements.