Let Us Apply Our Knowledge and Experience to Your Next Project
WETLAND SERVICES OFFERED FOR DUE DILIGENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS, PERMITTING OR MONITORING
Our principal scientist served on state committees for the Unified Wetland Delineation Methodology, Unified Mitigation Assessment Methodology (UMAM) and Mitigation Banking. He also served as the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County’s team leader for wetland delineation disputes, prepared Binding Jurisdictional Declaratory Statements for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is recognized as an expert witness in wetlands identification.
Wetland Boundary Determinations - Local, State and Federal Methodologies
Belle Meade Stormwater Master Plan (Collier County)
This plan was a ‘blueprint’ to guide existing and future stormwater management planning and implementation within the 100-square mile Belle Meade area.An important component of Master Plan development was the assimilation of all available collateral information, with limited field verification, for the identification and mapping of all existing and historic wetlands and flowways using ArcMap software.Alternatives analysis and permitting required the selection of preferred flowway ‘corridors’ that maximized potential habitat restoration while minimizing any adverse effects to existing and/or planned future land uses.
City of Clearwater – WUP Environmental Management Plan (Pinellas County)
Wetland monitoring services were provided by the senior scientist at four stations located in the City of Clearwater to assess potential wetland impacts resulting from groundwater well withdrawals.The multi-year monitoring protocol was to qualitatively assess wetland ecosystem health by data collection relative to species diversity, wetland status, distribution, and coverage, wildlife utilization, and the identification of disturbances such as maintenance episodes and trends in exotic and nuisance plant species distribution.
Tappan Restoration Project (Hillsborough County)
This SWIM habitat restoration project is located in the Port Tampa area and is approximately 33 acres in size, making it the largest restoration project within the City of Tampa.Nine acres were restored as coastal upland habitat and the remaining 24 acres of wetlands were restored and enhanced to provide oligohaline habitats.Restoration of native plant communities included saltern, high marsh, freshwater marsh, coastal flatwoods, and hardwood hammock.The restoration of both upland and wetland communities included the removal of exotic plant species and planting of native species.The senior environmental scientist provided restoration design, permitting, and construction management services for this project.