Wetlands, characterized by the persistent presence of water at or near the soil surface, shape unique ecosystems influencing soil composition, plant life, and fish/wildlife communities. The protection of wetlands falls under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, necessitating a regulatory process for proposed development activities within or near these areas. Accurate delineation of wetland boundaries before project commencement is essential to prevent penalties and delays imposed by the Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the "Waters of the United States and Commonwealth."
Our wetlands scientist, trained in accordance with "The United States Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual 1987" and the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont Region supplement (version 2.0, April 2012), employs a meticulous approach to accurately determine and classify wetlands. This commitment to rigorous standards ensures our projects align with regulatory compliance and environmental preservation from the initial stages of planning through execution.
Our environmental division was created to ensure success of your project regardless of its nature or scope. Whether the objective is to ensure regulatory compliance, support ecological assessments, or promote the preservation of natural ecosystems, our team is strategically designed to meet these diverse objectives.