What are Wetlands? Wetlands are described as “areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season.” We have done several projects recently that have had the dreaded wetlands involved. It seems like a daunting situation when a client calls and tells you that they want to add onto their existing facility, but they have wetlands somewhere in the area of the proposed addition. We at PDMi are not wetland experts by any means, but we know how to navigate the delineation and mitigation process.
There are two general categories of wetland: Coastal and Inland. Here in the Midwest, we deal with the inland variety and all of the governmental regulations that surround them. Wetlands can certainly be a cause for headache when involved in a building project, but certainly should not be viewed as a reason to run away from a building project. There are many specialists in the field of wetland delineation and mitigation. These specialists understand all the environmental regulations that come with wetlands and what can and can’t be done in and around them. It is always best to get a specialist involved early in the process to ensure that your specific wetlands don’t shut the project down before it starts.
Wetlands on your property can be a concern, but many times they can be worked around or removed entirely. We believe that as solution providers, PDMi has the knowledge to work alongside the proper specialists that will help keep your project moving forward despite the headache of wetlands on your property. Give us a call, we’d love to jump in and be of assistance.