Brunswick Forest Permitting/Wetlands
DRG provided turn-key environmental services at all phases of development for Brunswick Forest, a 4,600 acre planned community in Leland, North Carolina, including wetland delineation, groundwater monitoring, and permit compliance.
Brunswick Forest is a 4,600 acre planned community situated in Leland, North Carolina along Town Creek. Final plans called for nearly 10,000 home sites and several hundred thousand square feet of commercial shopping center space at the entrance of the project.
Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG) provided turn-key environmental services at all phases of the development. They delineated freshwater and coastal wetlands throughout this large site and performed stream determinations utilizing the NC Division of Water Quality assessment methods. Extensive studies monitored groundwater levels to provide the most accurate wetland line across portions of the development. This data also served as baseline data for ensuring compliance to NC DENR's guidance for groundwater standards as it relates to stormwater Best Management Practices.
DRG’s knowledgeable staff was able to obtain approval of the wetland line from the US Army Corps of Engineers in a relatively short time frame.
DRG worked closely with the project developer during the design of the site plan to minimize environmental impacts. Brunswick Forest was able to utilize existing roads, construct bridges, and narrow the footprint of new roads in order to reduce wetland and stream impacts as much as possible. DRG applied for and obtained a Nationwide 29 Permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers and a 401 Water Quality Certification from the NC Division of Water Quality for unavoidable wetland and stream impacts. Additionally, DRG obtained a CAMA Major Permit from the NC Division of Coastal Management for a beach club amenity and for a boat landing on Town Creek.
Soil scientists at DRG also performed detailed soils analyses throughout different phases of the development in order to assist the planners and engineers to determine the most suitable locations of the required stormwater facilities.