Wetlands & Water Resources
Wetlands and other water resources are protected under the federal Clean Water Act, and often additionally by state and local regulations. WEST’s professional wetland scientists identify, map, and evaluate wetlands and other water resources (including wetland functions and water quality), then employ these data to support our clients through the permitting process. When project impacts to wetlands cannot be avoided, our wetland specialists plan and design mitigation projects for clients, and monitor their success. Our biometricians are experts in the application of statistical analysis to the monitoring of wetland restoration projects.
WEST uses state-of-the-art equipment and methods to achieve the best results for our clients. WEST scientists use sub-meter global positioning systems (GPS) in the field to record size and location of wetland and water features. We utilize GPS data to generate geographic information system maps, which are analyzed with geospatial analysis and other statistical modeling associated with wetlands or other variables of interest across the landscape.
Areas of Expertise
- Monitoring of Constructed Wetlands
- Section 404 Clean Water Act Permitting
- Species Specific Surveys
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Wetland Delineations
- Wetland Functional Assessments
- Wetland Mitigation Design and Planning