Environmental Planning & Water Resources

The staff at A&S specializes in the evaluation, design and planning of sites that include water resources and/or potential wetlands. This expertise includes managing determination efforts, planning to minimize wetland impacts, permitting minimization and optimization, and design of infrastructure to minimize the impact associated with potential wetland areas.

A few examples of our dedication to the environment and water resources include: The management and completion of tracts ranging from 5 acres to 1500 acres; Securing Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10; Obtaining permits for projects including the design of linear projects such as railroads and roads, land development projects, airport facilities, commercial site development, and water related projects such as drainage facilities and marina projects.

The team’s unique mitigation design experience includes the ability to incorporate hydrologic evaluations to existing wetland function, site runoff inflow and outflow, hydric soil function and inundation frequency, design of mitigation areas for specific planting regimes for emergent fringe and submerging aquatic vegetation. This design experience of now includes over 100 mitigation areas, such as bottomland hardwoods, fresh and marine emergent marsh, submerged pools with fringe wetlands, wetland polishing areas to reduce non-point runoff impacts, and linear vegetation areas on channels.

Additional experience includes design of wetland mitigation areas for fresh water and marine areas of less than one acre up to 500 acres. Design examples include mitigation areas associated with linear projects such as rail lines and major roads, drainage channels, canal subdivisions, minimization of commercial development impacts on existing wetlands, marinas, golf course optimization, and public park lakes associated with educational demonstration wetlands.