Mohican State Park Cable Pedestrian Bridge – Ecological and Environmental Services
STONE completed ecological and environmental services for an Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) pedestrian cable bridge project at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio. STONE completed a Preliminary Jurisdictional Wetlands/Waters delineation, Scenic Rivers Program coordination, an erosion and sediment control plan, and a cultural resources survey for the project. STONE worked closely with the client on multiple aspects of the project from start to finish. This project was located within a state park and along a state-designated scenic river. Due to these unique factors, additional regulations and precautions applied. Additionally, suitable construction access to the new bridge area was extremely limited due to a steep slope on the southern side of the proposed bridge, surrounding high quality habitat, and wetlands that occurred within the riparian area along the river. STONE worked very closely with the design firm and the construction contractor on developing creative and sensible solutions for construction access and to ensure the necessary elements were included in the erosion and sediment control plan. Additionally, STONE worked closely with the construction contractor to ensure that impacts to the high quality habitat and wetlands in the riparian area were avoided. This included a site visit with the construction contractor to clearly mark all resources that needed to be avoided. STONE’s expertise and diverse skillsets helped all parties involved to successfully navigate the unique regulations and circumstances with this project.