Wetland Consulting is an art of balance. Balance between the client’s needs and the agencies regulations. Rabe Consulting assists the client in striking the right balance for a successful project.
Wetland Consulting Services
Wetland Determination and Delineation
Rabe Consulting investigates project areas for potential wetland areas within the project impact site. Field findings are summarized in a wetland determination or delineation report according to guidelines of Department of State Lands (DSL) and Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). The work is conducted in accordance with the Army Corps of Engineers manual as supplemented by the Arid West Interim Regional Supplement (AWIRS) or Intermountain Interim Regional Supplement (IMIRS). Delineation data forms are used to record soils, vegetation, and hydrology data at sample plots within the project area.
Wetland Fill/Removal Permitting
If the proposed project will impact wetland areas through fill or removal, Rabe Consulting will prepare Joint Fill-Removal Applications for submittal to the Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of State Lands. Rabe Consulting will work with the agencies and clients to address the comments and revise the applications are necessary to fulfill the agency requests, while maintaining the purpose of the client’s project.
Wetland Impact Mitigation
When a wetland is impacted due to project implementation, Rabe Consulting will assist in designing and documenting the appropriate type and size of mitigation. Rabe Consulting will obtain the necessary permits and provide compliance monitoring for mitigation wetlands.
Wetland & Waterway Restoration
Rabe Consulting provides assistance with restoration projects by working with landowners and agencies through a service- and solution- oriented process to meet objectives efficiently, to help secure project funding, and to comply with regulations. Often it is not a question of what was historically at a site, but a question of what is possible within the current framework of the landscape. The balance of environment and human uses is an art which leads to carefully designed restoration projects.