Natural Resources Review – Columbus Recreation and Parks Department – Columbus, Ohio

STONE is completing natural resources reviews for 91 Stewardship Areas surrounding the Griggs and Hoover Reservoirs. Federal and State-listed species coordination was completed with both ODNR and USFWS. Field reviews consist of mapping and documenting all water resources, federal and state listed species habitat, and existing infrastructure. Proposed access and dock locations were reviewed to determine and assess natural resources impacts. Recommendations to modify proposed access and dock locations were developed in order to avoid and/or minimize impacts to resources. Deliverables include a summary sheet of coordination data, field review data, and recommendations, as well as a field review figure for each site, illustrating the resources and infrastructure.

I can’t thank you enough for everyone’s hard work on this difficult project.  Your team was very diligent and very professional.  Jeff really fought for us at the city planning meeting. We finally got an approval from the city and I couldn’t be happier.  Please keep up the great work.  I will recommend your firm to all my contacts. Hats off to your staff. You should be proud.