WETLAND DELINEATIONS IN WISCONSIN
Wetland Delineation Specialists Working for You
We are wetland specialists with training and expertise in wetland delineations in Wisconsin. We are able to identify wetland vegetation, surface and subsurface hydrology, and soil indicators as required under Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources statutes and according to procedures contained in the US Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Delineation Manual, Technical Report.
Whether you are a developer, local official, or private landowner looking at property to buy or looking to build on land you already own, you should consult a wetland specialist. By consulting with us at the start, we can help you avoid fines and other problems.
What is a Wetland in Wisconsin?
Wetlands are not just marshes, in flood plains, sedge meadows, spruce bogs, and tamarack swamps. There are more than 18 different types of wetlands in Wisconsin.
The value of any given wetland might be judged on things such as the critical habitat it provides, the ability to mitigate flooding, and the ability to purify water. Wetlands have a wide range of purposes. They can occur seasonally. They are found on a wide range of landscapes like:
In the middle of farmed fields
On the side or at the top of a hill
Along or in road ditches
In the middle of town
Or, maybe on that piece of property you are looking to purchase or develop.
A wetland, as defined by Wisconsin State Statutes and Federal Laws, doesn't necessarily have to hold water. It may have been disturbed in the past causing loss of wetland plants or changed the flow of water. The trouble with identifying a wetland is: you can't be sure that you will recognize it. That is why you may need a wetland delineation to be done by a qualified wetland specialist to help you locate or find any wetlands on your property.