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Blackbird has significant experience researching functions associated with aquatic ecosystems including wetlands. Furthermore, Blackbird’s staff has published scientific articles on assessing ecosystem function within wetlands.  Blackbird has performed several formal wetland delineations and is very familiar with the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) wetland delineation manual (USACE, 1987). In addition, Blackbird has completed projects utilizing the USACE’s recently accepted regional supplements to the delineation manual. Blackbird understands the USACE’s methods of assessing wetland functions; therefore, we can develop the most appropriate conceptual mitigation plan for your projects.

 

Blackbird is also familiar with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and USACE Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources; Final Rule effective June 9, 2008. The published 70 Federal Register 73 (10 April 2008) established the standards and criteria for the use of all types of compensatory mitigation. We have successfully completed several mitigation plan conceptual designs and obtained Clean Water Act, Section 404 permits for those projects.