Vol. 27, No. 7 ● August 20, 2019
In This Issue:
Get Your Instream Work Done - Use III Time of Year Restriction Approaching in Maryland
The Maryland instream work time-of-year restriction (TOYR) for Use III waterways – nontidal cold waters - is rapidly approaching (check your state wetland permit to identify the use classification of any streams on your site). Beginning October 1 and ending on April 30¹, this TOYR prohibits instream work such as road construction, utility line and stream diversion installation, and stream restoration activities.
Adding Value to Right-of-Way Management
A system-wide approach to Right-of-Way (ROW) assessment can help utility and energy companies meet regulatory compliance needs and advance corporate stewardship goals by identifying innovative strategies to manage vast networks of transmission, distribution, and storage infrastructure corridors more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Wetland Studies and Solutions brings a big-picture GIS-based process to ROW management that differs from the conventional area-by-area piecemeal approach. Our ROW Baseline Condition Assessments give clients the system-wide data they need to address priorities across their entire ROW network
Root Appreciation Day is Coming
Tree root systems can be important considerations in site design and construction, especially when plans call for tree preservation. Learn more about roots, what they need, and how they are impacted by underground and above ground development activities. WSSI Senior Urban Forester Chris Cowles, MD RPF, will lead a Root Appreciation Day workshop on September 26. The event is sponsored by WSSI, presented by the Northern Virginia Urban Forestry Roundtable, and hosted by Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation.