Wetlands & Water Resources
Wetlands and other water resources are protected under the federal Clean Water Act, and often state and local regulations. Wetland scientists at WEST are experts at identifying, mapping, and evaluating wetlands and other water resources, including wetland functions and water quality, in the field and then using these data to assist our clients through the permitting process. When project impacts to wetlands cannot be avoided, WEST wetland scientists plan and design mitigation projects and monitor their success.
WEST staff are experts in the application of statistical analysis to the monitoring of wetland restoration projects.
WEST scientists use sub-meter global positioning systems (GPS) to record size and location of wetland and water features. GPS data are incorporated into GIS maps, which can be used to conduct 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