Expert Wetland Delineation and Other Wetland Services
Peninsula Urban Forestry LLC delivers professional, science and evidence-based wetland services. These include wetland determination, wetland delineation, wetland classification and restoration services in freshwater and marine wetlands, ponds, streams and riparian areas. We offer quality wetland investigations and accessible wetland permitting based on your development objectives and regulations.
Wetlands and riparian areas (commonly called ponds, marshes, swamps, and streams) are critical areas that are deeply connected to our day to day lives, even if it always obvious. Chances are that if your work involves land or property management, you’ll need the services of a wetland professional sooner or later.
Peninsula Urban Forestry has staff trained in identifying the necessary indicators that assess a wetland’s status, delineate boundaries, and determine ratings in Western Washington. We can then use that information to provide management recommendations, quantify impacts, and design mitigation or restoration plans in accordance with your local jurisdiction. If you need your wetland delineated, or a determination if a wetland is present or not, call our office. We can provide you with a free quote for our services.
What is a wetland?
Not all land that is wet, is a wetland. Likewise the absence of surface water does not mean a wetland is not present. The most commonly accepted definition for areas that qualify to become a jurisdictional wetland, with all the protection that provides, are:
“those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions”.
Created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this general definition is backed up by a tremendous amount of research and input. It is updated regularly to address feedback from wetland professionals and utilize the best available science.