Work

Background

Big Branch's principal, Michael Terry, earned a Master's degree in Botany from the University of Richmond in 2005. Prior to that he worked as a Forester in Texas and a wildlife biologist on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Mr. Terry is a US Fish and Wildlife Service approved surveyor for many rare plants in Virginia.

Between 2006-2011, we worked on contract with the Flora of Virginia Project, among other projects, contributing significantly to the production of the first botanical manual for the Commonwealth of Virginia in over 200 years. Contributions included research, specimen collections, editing, writing, and illustration.

In the field seasons of 2012-2014, and 2016, Big Branch was contracted to perform rare plant surveys on the Ottawa National Forest, MI, and in 2014-2015, to perform rare plant surveys on the Chippewa National Forest, MN.

In 2016, a comprehensive invasive species survey and report was completed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Raystown Lake Project in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

Big Branch has also worked with non-profits, private businesses, and individual landowners. We pride ourselves on providing detail-oriented, thorough, and timely service, tapping into a diversity of experience and large knowledge base of natual resource/biological management. If you have a question about our services or want to know what we can help you with, please contact us here. For more information on specific projects, use the menu at right.