Wetland Restoration & Mitigation
Mitigation for wetland impacts is frequently a necessary part of project planning given today’s rules governing impacts on wetlands and other aquatic resources. EnviroScience wetlands scientists encourage clients to identify strategies to avoid and/or minimize construction impacts on wetlands.
When impacts are unavoidable, EnviroScience develops project-specific mitigation plans which may include mitigation banking, in-lieu fee arrangements, or wetland creation. If wetland creation is the preferred option, our biologists offer turnkey wetland creation services, including analysis of wetland functions and values, site selection, water budget, design, construction, plantings, invasive species control, and submission of required reports to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
Our design-build approach allows our biologists to be involved in projects from start to finish ensuring that the completed project meets the client’s needs.
Wetland Permit Applications/Water Quality Certification Applications
Projects requiring unavoidable impacts on wetlands require USACE and/or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval. EnviroScience prepares and submits application packages for clients applying for Section 404 permits, Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, and Isolated Wetland Permits. Our biologists have an excellent reputation with regulatory agencies based on decades of quality work, and this reputation helps obtain approvals in a timely manner.
EnviroScience has performed wetland delineations on properties ranging in size from one to 6,000 plus acres—from nearly pristine to severely-disturbed landscapes. Our scientists are fully trained using the current methods of wetlands delineation (according to the 1987 USACE Delineation Manual and current Regional Supplements) and survey techniques using a state-of-the-art Trimble® differential GPS.
GPS data collection allows our biologists to prepare wetland maps without the need and additional cost of traditional survey teams. Wetland maps are prepared using AutoCAD® or ArcGIS® software and are available in digital format to ensure compatibility with construction drawings.
EnviroScience provides a wide range of wetland services to clients in a variety of industries such as oil, gas, and energy corporations, engineering and design firms, development companies, legal firms, and public agencies. Our robust staff of wetland scientists enables us to tackle even the largest projects and most challenging deadlines.
Our Wetland Services Include:
- Regulatory Consulting
- Site Assessments
- Mapping Services
- Habitat Quality Evaluations (ORAM, VIBI, QHEI, HHEI, AmphIBI, etc.)
- Vegetation Surveys
- 404/401 & Isolated Wetland Permitting
- Mitigation Planning & Design
- Planting Plans
- Mitigation Monitoring
- Invasive Species Control
- Wetland Restoration
- Construction of Living Shorelines
- And more!
Need help with your project?
Contact our Ecological Restoration Group Manager Julie Bingham at (330) 858-0298 or fill out the form below.
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Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.
Our client guarantee is to provide “Excellence in Any Environment,” meaning no matter what we do, we will deliver on our Core Values of respect, client advocacy, quality work, accountability, teamwork, and safety. EnviroScience was created with the concept that we could solve complex problems by empowering great people. This concept still holds true today as our scientists explore the latest environmental legislation and regulations and incorporate the most up-to-date technology to gather and report data.
EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to: aquatic survey (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring); emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services.