A number of legal and financial concerns have created a new social awareness regarding wellness and our environment. Public demand for a clean environment and safe workplace manifests the need for environmental consulting services that maintain a realistic balance between business operations and environmental stewardship.
To that end, Patriot has added these new Ecological Services to our consulting practice, thus increasing the range of service to our clients. Specifically, they are intended to be used in the preliminary processes of site selection and permitting.
It is always the goal of Patriot Engineering and Environmental, Inc. to provide our clients with the best possible services. The addition of our Ecological Division will serve to further this aim while providing optimal value for your project.
This is a two part investigation, which is composed of a wetland determination and (if necessary) a wetland delineation. The determination phase is - as the name suggests - where a physical survey of the property determines the presence of any wetland communities. In the delineation phase, the boundaries of any wetland communities found are located and marked.
Impacts to any wetland communities located within the project site require mitigation. This is the process where by impacted wetlands are replaced by "like kind" communities constructed within the same watershed as the original wetland community. Yet, all mitigation requires permitting from the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
While this process is complex, Patriot is well suited to navigate the intricacies of these processes to yield satisfactory results for our clients.