Wetlands are areas that are protected from impact by both the federal and the state government in accordance with the Clean Water Act of 1970 and subsequent regulations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly define wetlands as, “Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances, do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.” For most projects involving land development, the government will require wetland delineation in accordance with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual.
EnviroScience has a full time staff of nine completely accredited wetland biologists that have over 70 years of combined experience. We are extremely familiar with all realms of wetland study and compliance nationwide. Some of our most frequently used services include regulatory consulting, site assessments, delineations, mapping services, quality evaluations, vegetation surveys, 404/401 and isolated wetland permitting, mitigation planning and design, planting plans, mitigation monitoring, and ecological impact studies.