GFA wetland delineation

Wetland Delineation & Ecological Engineering

Wetland delineation services for northern and central Michigan

What is a wetland?

Definition of a Wetland: The Corps of Engineers (Federal Register 1982) and the EPA (Federal Register 1980) jointly define wetlands as: Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands come in many shapes and sizes but generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas. In addition to the many uses and functions of a wetland, they provide this planet with the ability to provide sources of clean water. Wetlands are not just important they are vital to the existence of all inhabitants of this planet.

Our team can assist you with identifying wetlands on your property, and help you navigate applicable regulations.

Why do we do wetland/waterbody delineations?

  • To assess jurisdictional waters of the United States.
  • Delineations are important because they map the areas where wetlands and streams occur.
  • Impacts to wetlands/waterbodies can require permits from federal, state, and local agencies

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), 2014. Recognizing Wetlands: An Informational Pamphlet
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2014. Wetlands: Why they are Valuable

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