If you’re planning a development project, state and federal regulations require you to know the current boundaries of wetlands on your property in order to avoid and/or minimize wetland loss. Failure to comply with these guidelines can cause lengthy and expensive project delays due to unexpected permit requirements. Our environmental experts have put together a few important FAQ’s on wetland assessments and delineations to help you keep your project moving smoothly.
Any project that has the potential to disturb wetlands, waterways, woodlands, or other resources that may impact endangered resources should undergo an Endangered Resources Review. Learn about WDNR requirements and the steps your team can take to maintain compliance and avoid costly project delays.
On March 28, 2018, Governor Walker signed Wisconsin 2017 ACT 183, which calls for a variety of changes to the way wetlands are managed and permitted in Wisconsin. Read more to learn about the many details and nuances to these changes.
Building in wetlands is usually not an engineer's or contractor's first choice, but sometimes it is unavoidable. State, local and federal agencies may have permit authority, and the application process usually requires a lot of site-specific information. Read these tips to remember when applying for wetland permits.
Wetlands are unique features on the landscape, both from a naturalist perspective as well as a regulatory one. Just as lake levels rise and fall throughout the years, wetlands grow and shrink over time. This can be attributed to conditions such as groundwater levels, record-breaking snowfall, droughts, and higher-than-average precipitation.