Why do I need wetland delineation?
Understanding the Delineation Process
Delineation is performed to physically mark the limits of a regulated wetland on your property. The finished product, sometimes referred to as flagging, consists of colored ribbons or wooded stakes set on your land by a professional wetland biologist. A surveyor can then locate these points and transfer the information onto a site plan.
Once delineation has been performed, the professionals working on your project know where the wetland begins and can measure the proper buffer zone required by law. This process is essential to avoid violations from the RI Department of Environmental Management, commonly referred to as DEM, or another regulatory agency.
Vetting Vacant Properties
Property owners should never perform any land-clearing activities within an identified wetland or buffer zone. Consult with NRS before starting work within the regulated areas on your property.
If you're not sure which areas are regulated, it's best to have a professional wetland scientist survey your property before beginning any construction. When you work with NRS, we'll guide you through the land-use regulations established by your state environmental agency.
Simplify Your Project
In today's complex regulatory landscape, pro-activity pays off. Contact NRS early to identify and delineate the coastal and freshwater wetlands on your property. You'll save time and money if proper delineation is performed at the onset. This will also help guide other design professionals - such as engineers, architects, land surveyors and landscape architects - on which areas to avoid, keeping the project on track and frustration minimal.
NRS Knows Southeastern New England
NRS staff biologists have delineated thousands of acres of wetlands throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Standards and regulations differ from state to state, but our team of professionals is uniquely qualified to tackle this challenge. NRS employs professional wetland biologists, wildlife biologists and soil scientists to provide the most comprehensive wetland consulting services to our clients.
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