AEM Group has years of experience conducting wetland delineations in accordance with the USACE Delineation manual, and identifying and delineating Waters of the United States (WOUS). AEM Group has delineated more than 7,000 acres for the Federal Government and delineated more than 120,000 linear feet of WOUS across multiple regions of the US using the appropriate regional supplements and functional assessments.

Example Projects

Natural Resources Support Initial Endangered Species Surveys, Endangered Species Survey Updates, Wetland Surveys, and Wetland Survey Updates, US Army Corp of Engineers Louisville District 88th Regional Support Command AEM Group completed endangered species and wetland surveys and updates at US Army Reserve (USAR) Facilities. Our professionals conducted the following: mapping all wetlands and waters of the US subject to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; assessment of the wetland functions and values to evaluate impacts of USAR activity; field surveys and the identification of the presence/probable absence of the Indiana and Northern Long-eared Bat; bat habitat characterizations and descriptions of vegetation types; mist net surveying and bat tagging; and the collection and management of GIS geospatial data.

Our staff conducted the wetland surveys and functional assessments, delineated 49 individual wetlands at three locations covering approximately 3,500 acres, and delineated more than 90 individual Waters of the US.

Wetland Mitigation Services, US Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA-NRCS) North Dakota

AEM Group provides technical support to NRCS for assessing existing wetlands, planning mitigation projects, and assisting landowners through the mitigation and conservation easement process. Various tasks include: mapping and GIS work utilizing statewide data repositories; reviewing previous wetland determinations; HGM functional assessments using remote sensing and onsite investigations; drafting wetland restoration/creation and designs; use of baseline functional assessments to predict functional uplift of mitigation plan; writing mitigation plans and conservation easement documentation; and following-up on designed wetland construction projects.

Wetland Delineations for Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Federal Highway Administration, North Carolina.

AEM Group completed wetland delineations, functional and impact assessments, and created a permit package for a road construction project on the Alligator River Island Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina. Various tasks included: the mapping of all wetlands and waters of the US subject to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act; the collection and management of GIS geospatial data, the assessment of wetland functions and values; the creation of an impact assessment; and the drafting of a permit package based on the expected impacts to the wetlands.

Natural Resources Support Initial Endangered (Listed) Species Surveys and Wetland Survey Updates, 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) Facilities

AEM Group performed threatened and endangered species surveys and wetland delineation surveys for facilities in Indiana and Minnesota. Endangered species that were surveyed under this contract include: massasuaga rattlesnake, Karner blue butterfly, least bittern, Virginia rail, upland sandpiper, northern harrier, marsh wren, sedge wren, and Franklin's ground squirrel. These surveys and reports are to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations.