Wetland Science Overview
Epsilon has a diverse staff of biologists, ecologists, and wetland scientists with the capabilities to provide a full range of wetland and ecological services. Epsilon's wetland scientists are certified as Professional Wetland Scientists by the Society of Wetland Scientists and/or state certification programs and have completed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Certification Training. Epsilon has delineated and mapped many coastal and inland wetland resource areas and vernal pools throughout New England in accordance with local, state and federal delineation methodologies and criteria. Epsilon’s staff are also experienced with wildlife habitat evaluations and wetland functions and values assessments using the Corps of Engineers Highway Methodology Workbook and Wetlands Protection Act regulations. We have developed and implemented comprehensive wetland mitigation and restoration plans for both inland and coastal habitats for a variety of public and private sector clients. Our wetland scientists work collaboratively as part of a project team to streamline the environmental permitting review process and to provide professional and practicable solutions so that projects can comply with applicable regulatory performance standards and other permitting requirements. We prepare permit filings under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Sections 401 and 404 of the U.S. Clean Water Act, and local wetland protection bylaws. We guide our clients through all related permitting procedures including public hearing presentations, development of permit conditions, assistance with the appeals process and expert testimony. We also provide permit compliance and monitoring services during the construction phase of the project.
Epsilon provides consulting services to Massachusetts Conservation Commissions including project review and preparation of wetland protection bylaws and regulations.