Davey Resource Group helps navigate federal, state and local regulations designed to protect wetlands and waterways. Before construction begins, DRG’s experienced team will complete the proper applications to ensure general or individual permits are obtained in a timely manner, helping to avoid expensive delays.
DRG has extensive permitting experience across the country with a variety of projects, ranging from single-family homes to large residential subdivisions, and from oil and gas pipeline construction to the development of hospitals and other commercial properties.
Specifically, DRG can provide expert assistance with:
- Reports, preservation and construction permitting
- Expert witness testimony
- Environmental resource permitting
- Environmental monitoring data organization and analysis
- Surveys and management plans
- Geospatial analysis, modeling and design
- Riparian buffer evaluations and functional assessments
- Remote sensing and land cover mapping
DRG’s staff has a deep understanding of the Clean Water Act. In particular, our experts are well-versed with Section 404, allowing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to grant permits for certain activities within waterways, and Section 401, which gives the EPA or state environmental agencies authority to prohibit a project that could negatively impact water quality.
To ensure compliance with these and other applicable requirements, DRG experts can complete a wetland delineation, which identifies a wetland area and its boundaries. It also includes an assessment of the area’s vegetation, soil conditions and overall ecosystem.