Wetlands Identification

Land Planning, Inc has bean locating and protecting environmentally sensitive areas ever since we started our company in 1984.  Most of today’s wetland regulations were adopted long after 1984.  Therefore we can proudly say that we have been protecting the environment long before government regulations required it.

There are two major steps to locating features such as wetlands, rivers, salt marshes, endangered species habitats, and other environmentally sensitive areas.  The first step is to identify and mark the limits of the resource areas and the second step is to accurately survey these locations for planning and design purposes.

We have many techniques for identifying these areas in the field.  We use topographical features, plant life, soil analysis, water table and other observations to identify the limits of these critical areas.  For conceptual work we can approximately locate most of these areas using the vast resources found on the Internet to save you money.  However for designs to be submitted, these environmental features must first be identified by a qualified professional, and then accurately surveyed.

Locating these areas accurately is very important in order that  we can plan and design around them accordingly.  If these areas are incorrectly located and the municipalities find differences during the approval process, this can delay your projects approval.  In some cases it can lead to an entire redesign or a rejection of your project.  We have been doing this work since 1984 and the governing bodies have come to know and trust our work.

At Land Planning  Inc. we take identifying and locating these features seriously,  to make the approval process go smoothly, and because we care about the environment.  It is very rare that we will ever propose filling or altering any wetland.  We always try to maintain an acceptable buffer for the proposed construction from the wetland resource area.  If the land requires that we come close to the wetland then we carefully design measures to protect the wetlands both during and after construction.