Mitigation Site Selection and Assessment
Evergreen was formed in 2006 by partners each with more than 20
years of experience working for the top environmental
engineering firms in the region. The following projects were
conducted by principals of Evergreen prior to joining Evergreen.
Open-End Contract for H&H Studies and Wetland Delineation,
Maryland State Highway Administration, Bureau of Highway Design.
Delineated, flagged, and mapped wetlands within rights-of-way
for highway projects statewide. Coordinated with the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers for the review and permitting of these
projects. Also identified potential wetland impact mitigation
sites within rights-of-way.
US 421 Corridor Study, North Carolina Department of
Transportation, Wilkes and Yadkin Counties, NC. Authored
sections of an EA for seven miles and an EIS for 10 miles of
limited-access highway to be upgraded from two lanes to four.
Identified, flagged, and mapped impacted wetlands.
MD 32 Wetlands Mitigation, Howard County, MD. Identified
and delineated, including flagging, all wetlands within the
proposed right-of-way. Prepared a report describing the wetland
systems. Identified all potential mitigation sites within the
study area and adjacent properties. Prepared
avoidance/minimization/mitigation report to facilitate the
permit process. Designed final engineering plans and
specifications for two acres of forested wetland mitigation
adjacent to Cricket Creek near the MD 32 crossing.
US 70 EIS, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Wake
and Johnston Counties, NC. Searched for potential wetland
mitigation sites and prepared conceptual mitigation site.
Patuxent River Watershed Mitigation Site Selection, Howard
County, MD. Participated in the evaluation of over 130
sites in the Patuxent River Watershed, including over 40 sites
in Howard County, for their suitability as wetland mitigation
sites. Included an analysis of wetland and upland vegetation
characteristics, soils, depth to water table, percent slope,
hydrologic conditions, and land use characteristics.
Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G), Salem, New
Jersey. Managed wetland mitigation and cultural services
associated with the PSE&G Estuary Enhancement Program. The focal
point of this estuary enhancement program was the restoration of
more than 10,000 acres of saltmarsh in New Jersey and Delaware.
Statewide Delineation of Freshwater Wetlands, New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection. Provided field and
technical support on this project to map all of the freshwater
wetlands in New Jersey. Assisted in developing a computerized
data entry system for recording field data for use by State
Kentlands, Montgomery County, MD. Completed wetland
delineations, impact assessments, agency coordination, and
Section 404 and 401 permitting. Through negotiations with the
resource agencies, arranged to have the wetland mitigation
requirements converted from creation to riparian buffer
establishment, which resulted in considerable cost savings to
the client. Contributed to the development of the Lake Helene
storm water management retrofit plan.