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Endangered Bat Avoidance, Surveying and Compliance for Development Projects

Jan. 11, 2023
Lord & Winter staff can help your project planning phase identify and assess the suitability of critical bat habitat. Our experience includes acoustic monitoring, echolocation call identification, radio-tracking, roost tree identification, and the handling and capture of species. Call Lord & Winter to help you minimize and avoid any impact to local bat species.... READ MORE
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Why Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments Are Important

Sep. 30, 2022
In the strictest sense, if you don’t complete an environmental due diligence process you are not only buying commercial property, you may be buying environmental liability.  Contamination from previous land use follows the purchaser unless protected by innocent landowner provisions of CERCLA.... READ MORE
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Environmental Permitting in Louisiana

Sep. 27, 2022
The permitting and construction of development projects such as marine terminals, surface mines, and commercial developments in Louisiana are especially challenging due to the extent of the coastal management zone and complex freshwater inland wetland ecosystems.... READ MORE
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Wetland Delineation

Sep. 27, 2022
Wetland delineations must be completed in advance of commercial development site layout to help minimize impact to protected wetland areas. If impact to wetlands is unavoidable, a wetland delineation is needed to quantify the type and acreage of impact. Below is a list of tasks to consider during project planning to contract a wetland consultant, identify wetlands within your project area, determine wetland area jurisdiction, permit unavoidable wetland impact and comply with permit conditions during construction.... READ MORE
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Environmental Permitting in Tennessee

Sep. 27, 2022
Constructing a large pipeline, water line, or transmission line project in Tennessee is exciting and challenging. But project planning is required to ensure all environmental permits are obtained prior to the pre-bid meeting. Below is a checklist for Project Managers to scope the environmental permitting of linear Right-Of-Way (ROW) energy, mining, and utility projects in Tennessee.... READ MORE
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Hydrologic Determinations

Sep. 09, 2022
Commercial, utility, and mining projects frequently require environmental permitting. But when is a stream hydrologic determination needed? A Hydrologic Determination may be required if your project crosses or is adjacent to a watercourse in Tennessee. The Hydrologic Determination is required to meet state of Tennessee and metropolitan area MS4 stormwater rules. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about Hydrologic Determinations in Tennessee.... READ MORE
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All About Wetlands

Sep. 09, 2022
Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil or is present at or near the surface of the soil for varying periods or all times during the year. There are several legal and non-legal definitions for a wetland but they all acknowledge three main components needed for an area to be deemed a wetland: hydrology, hydric soils, and hydrophytic vegetation.... READ MORE