Wetlands Delineation , Mitigation & Restoration
Wetlands delineation procedures give consideration to three environmental parameters: (i) vegetation, (ii) soils, and (iii) hydrology. Presence or absence of wetlands on a property is determined by the presence or absence of these three wetland indicator parameters.
It is important to know the presence of wetlands on a property prior to initiation of any construction activities because such sites are subjected to Army Corps of Engineers’ wetland regulations as authorized by Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act. A general permit coverage from the Corps is required prior to discharging dredged or fill material to the wetlands.
GGI’s highly trained geohydrologists, agronomists and soil scientists conduct site visits and investigate the vegetation, soils and hydrology. If preliminary site investigations determine the presence of wetlands, GGI proceeds with delineation, mitigation site selection and wetland design and construction depending on the client’s requirements.
» Wetlands Delineation for a residential and commercial development project in Taos County, NM
» Mitigation site classification for a commercial development project in Taos County, NM
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Histic epipedon from wetlands soils Spring discharging to drainage above wetlands
Typical wetlands soils