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Native Grasses, Wildflowers, Ferns for Habitat Restoration

Habitat Restoration

Rock Spring is a leading provider of habitat restoration services and materials in the southeastern United States (Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama). Our services include:

  • Restoration planning & consulting
  • Grassland & meadow establishment
  • Invasive species control & eradication
  • Seed collection & processing
  • Installation & maintenance
  • Landscape management
Our goal is to repair and improve degraded native habitats so that they better support the native plant communities and diverse fauna of local ecosystems.

Native Plants

We grow plants native to the southeastern United states. All of our plants are ecotypes grown from seed, spores or cuttings collected using sustainable methods. We offer:

  • Native grasses, wildflowers, ferns
  • Sedges, trees, shrubs
  • Seed, plugs, bare root, containerized
  • Wetland and riparian restoration materials
See the plant descriptions on our website and check our Availability for a list of our current offerings.

Vegetation Management

We are a licensed provider of vegetation and pest management services, including:

  • Weed Managment & Eradication (grasslands):
        Microstegium, crabgrass, Chinese basil, fescue, Bermuda grass
  • Woody Species Control (timberland):
        Sweetgum, cherry, tulip poplar, blackberry, Virginia pine control
  • Invasive Species Control & Eradication:
        Privet, Kudzu, Eleagnus, English ivy, Johnson grass, autumn olive


Portfolio of Projects

Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site:

Installed 500 grass and wildflower plugs in a demonstration area for the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Bartow County, Georgia, 2008.

Conasauga Natural Area:

Installed 9,400 Indian grass plugs on four acres for the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Non-game Wildlife Management Division; Murray County, Georgia, 2008.

Ramsay Creek:

Delivered 2,200 Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Big Bluestem and Switchgrass plugs to be installed in a natural burial cemetery for Memorial Ecosystems; Oconee County, South Carolina, 2008/09.

Honey Creek Woodlands:

Delivered and installed approx. 1,500 Little Bluestem, Indiangrass and various wildflower plugs in a natural burial cemetery for the Monastery of the Holy Spirit; Rockdale County, Georgia, 2008/09.

Talladega National Forest:

Installed 4,000 Little Bluestem, Indiangrass and Silky Oatgrass plugs on approx. seven acres for the United States Forest Service, National Forests of Alabama, Oakmulgee Ranger District; Bibb County, Alabama, 2009.

Talladega National Forest:

Installed 6,000 Big Bluestem and Indiangrass plugs on approx. 20 acres for the United States Forest Service, National Forests of Alabama, Shoal Creek Ranger District; Cleburne, County, Alabama, 2009.

Sandy Creek Nature Center:

Delivered approx. 1,100 Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Switchgrass and various wildflower plugs to be installed in a meadow habitat for the Athens / Clarke County Department of Recreation; Clarke County, Georgia, 2008/09/10.

McDaniel Meadows at Big Canoe:

Drafted and implemented a habitat restoration plan for seven acres of meadow habitat for the Big Canoe Property Owners Association; Pickens County, Georgia, 2009.

Sprewell Bluff State Recreation Area:

Installed 2,100 local ecotype Big Bluestem and Switchgrass plugs for the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Non-game Wildlife Management Division; Upson County, Georgia, 2009.

Georgia Transmission Corporation:

Installed 5,760 native warm season grass plugs on two sites aggregating approx. 4 acres for the Georgia Transmission Corporation; Gwinnett County, Georgia and Hancock County, Georgia, 2009.

Carters Lake:

Invasive species eradication on approx. 15 acres for the United States Army Corps of Engineers; Murray County, Georgia, 2009.

Chattahoochee National Forest:

Installed 17,500 Big Bluestem, Indiangrass, Switchgrass, and Poverty Oat grass plugs on approx. four acres for the United States Forest Service Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge Ranger District; Union County, Georgia, 2009.

Pinenut Lane:

Installed 1,500 Little Bluestem and wildflower plugs on approx. acre for the Georgia Transmission Corporation; Clarke County, Georgia, 2010.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve:

Restoration planning and implementation, invasive species eradication on approx. 10 acres for the Blue Heron Nature Preserve Committee; Fulton County, Georgia, 2010.