Working in close partnership with federal, state, and local agencies, EA has formulated proactive management approaches that avoid potential conflicts between land and water use activities and natural resources. One of the primary objectives of our recommended solutions is to integrate both land use and ecological integrity simultaneously rather than simply mitigating conflicts.
EA wetland staff are experienced with all aspects of Clean Water Act Section 401 (water quality/chemistry) and Section 404 (wetlands and waters of the United States). We are experienced conducting wetland, stream, and lake surveys to delineate jurisdictional boundaries; assess water and habitat quality; and develop management strategies to protect, create, or restore these valuable natural resources. Our wetland delineations and management plans are developed in compliance with legal mandates and directives.
EA wetland ecologists have conducted wetland delineations and studies in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. Our wetland experience ranges from the sea grass meadows in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to the depressional marshes on Attu Island, Alaska, to the hardwood forested swamps of New England, and over to the mangrove forests of Guam and American Samoa. We employ modern technology to facilitate our wetland delineations, including flying airborne Global Positioning System for detailed aerial photography over large landscapes and the use of pocket personal computers with integrated sub-meter accuracy Global Positioning System for completion of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Data Sheets while gathering flag locations.