Wetland Delineation is a process that determines the boundary between a wetland and an upland. Wetland delineation is necessary when a project would involve placing fill material in a potential wetland area.
Common examples include grading, leveling and the construction of malls, housing development, golf courses and roads. Identifying the locations and size of wetlands is a must when it comes to complying with federal and state laws.
SLS provides Wetlands Delineation as outlined in the 1987 Amy Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual. Our environmental department will review the National Wetlands Inventory Maps, the soil survey and any available aerial photographs and topographic maps to determine the potential wetland areas.
Then we produce a wetland delineation report, which includes a map of the wetlands and supporting data sheets, written descriptions and photographs.