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Pete VanDyck

Owner at Van Dyck Earthworks & Design LLC.


Land Designer
Jobsite Manager
Heavy Equipment Operator
Specializing in Regenerative land design and installation for farmers, ranchers, homesteaders and conservationist private land owners .

MISSION – DROUGHT PROOF

To rehydrate the entire state of Texas, and build the infrastructure to provide us all with an abundant source of clean water and renewable resources.

 

Feast or famine, we’ll be ready for rain and ready for drought. By harvesting every drop of rainfall possible and storing it in the soil we can recharge aquifers, revive springs, build high quality soil and keep our rivers flowing full year round.

 

Ranch, Farm, Homestead, Deer lease or conservation easement. Effective runoff management means protection of your land’s soil. Adding water to the landscape boosts its soil building ability.

 

Why is water and soil management important?

DROUGHT PROOFING STRATEGIES
  • Increasing Inflitration – Runoff during heavy rainfall can be a destructive force. Uncontrolled storm runoff washes away valuable topsoil, organic matter and sediment
  • water erosion control
  • wind erosion control
  • Increasing Shade
  • Stimulate soil biology
  • Increase plant Diversity
  • Integration of all strategies to achieve 100% ground cover 100% of the time.
SERVICES

Pre-purchase property consultation:

Buying land can be stressful. I can help you make sure the land you are buying will be compatible to your goals. Will you be able to easily access your property? Is there potential for orchards or ponds? Are the conditions suitable for your goals? For more information on this service see my blog post Pre-Purchase Property Selection Service

 

Regenerative Property Design:

Have your property designed to fit your goals and needs in a way that regenerates and adds value to your land.

 

Soil and water conservation:

Drought proof your property with an appropriate system for your context. Harvesting water and building soil are the foundation of increasing your land’s ecosystem and productivity.

 

  • Property stormwater management design
  • Pond construction
  • Conservation Terrace construction
  • Irrigation concepts
  • Ecological and habitat restoration
  • Polycultural orchard
  • Perennial and annual gardens
  • Pasture renovation
  • Grazing Management systems
  • Soil testing and ammending

 

Improvements can be made for Homesteads, Farms, Ranches, Deer leases, restoration projects.

EARTH CARE

Earth Care can be taken to mean caring for the living soil. The state of the soil is often the best measure for the health and well-being of society. There are many different techniques for looking after soil, but the easiest method to tell if soil is healthy is to see how much life exists there.

SAVE YOU MONEY

Poor design can be costly.  And caring for your pocket book is one of our focuses and we will certainly tell you all of your options so you know what your short term and more importantly long term costs will be.

READ THE LAND

The design consultation begins with a walk of your property.  By taking the time to engage with your land we can design solutions that suit our particular situation or property.  We will request times to come to your land in dry and wet times.  The observation of how the land responds to these extreme weather events is crucial to the design.

17,389

GALLONS OF WATER STORED IN THE GROUND

2,389

FEET OF SWALES

384

HOURS OF MACHINE OPERATION

1349

TREES PLANTED