Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.
- Rachel Carson, naturalist
Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, identification and protection of wetlands has been a national mandate. At Sovereign, we perform a wide variety of wetlands services, ranging from presence / absence determinations to development of mitigation plans and restoration strategies that assist our clients in maintaining municipal, state, and federal regulatory compliance.
Wetlands are an integral component of many ecosystems, providing critical wildlife habitat as well as storm water control and pollution filtration. Increased awareness about the value of wetlands, increased development pressure, and the push to preserve and protect wetlands has resulted in rapid changes to federal, state, and local wetland regulations and ordinances, most recently in the issuance of the USACE's Regional Supplements in 2009 and 2010.
Sovereign has conducted numerous projects ranging from small commercial developments in wetland transition areas to extensive linear right-of-way delineation and permitting projects crossing through multiple states, habitats, and jurisdictions. Our staff excels at developing and implementing cost-efficient and low-impact solutions which are tailored to each project's unique set of circumstances. From receptor evaluation to closure, Sovereign conducts wetland and ecological services for all types of land use and habitats.