Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. has worked with private individuals, developers, and large corporations on many wetlands projects since 1986. ECSI has worked with Federal, State, and Local permitting agencies resolving wetlands issues in the Mid-Atlantic Region. ECSI Wetlands Scientists are familiar with accepted procedures, current regulations, legal issues, and emerging trends. We offer the following wetlands services:
Wetland Evaluations, used by prospective buyers to determine the potential State and Federal wetlands issues associated with a site. They are also used for preliminary planning and to determine the expected yield from a developed site.
Wetland Delineations which are used to determine the extent of Federal jurisdiction. ECSI scientists use the 1987 USCOE three parameter method currently specified by Federal legislation. ECSI wetlands scientists are familiar with the plants and soil types found in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Aerial photography, historical records, visual observation, and occasionally piezometers and Redox probes are used to characterize hydrology. ECSI has delineated thousands of acres of land and has submitted hundreds of delineation reports to the USCOE.
Wetland Permitting, includes compiling the information and submitting applications for State wetlands and Subaqueous lands permits; validating Federal Nationwide Permits; Federal Pre-Construction Notifications; and Federal Individual Permits. This service also includes negotiating with the agencies to determine the appropriate mitigation to be proffered as compensation for fill.
Section 7 Consultations with the US Fish and Wildlife Service which are required when Rare, Threatened or Endangered species are encountered on or near a potential project site.
Wetlands Mitigation, includes site selection, design and planning of areas where wetlands are enhanced or created to compensate for the filling of wetlands for a permitted project or to resolve a wetlands filling violation.
Wetlands Violation Resolution including dialog with regulatory agencies to determine restoration or compensation for violations of the Clean Water Act or the Rivers and Harbors Act