Wetlands are a significant natural resource, providing important habitat to many plant and animal species, and it is critical that we protect our natural resources and preserve them. Species such as migratory waterfowl require significant wetland areas to live and reproduce and to use as waypoints during their spring and fall migrations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) tracks and monitors the impacts of construction projects to waters, including wetlands, by enforcing the Clean Water Act to protect natural resources.
EQM’s natural resource scientists are ready to assist with wetland delineation and permitting needs, including the initial determination of whether a potential construction project will impact a wetland area. The ultimate goal is to ensure that projects minimize encroachment into protected areas, however, if this cannot be avoided, EQM can assist with permits required by the USACE as well as plans to mitigate impacts. Whether residential construction, commercial real estate, or utilities, EQM’s wetland specialists are available to ensure that our ecosystems are protected, and your project avoids costly delays.
Wetland Assessment & Delineation
Section 404 Wetlands Permitting
Botanical Expertise – Plant Identification for Herb, Shrub, and Tree Layers
Hydric Soils Identification
Surface Hydrology Evaluation