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.

“STONE performed the ecological survey, environmental sites assessment, wetland delineation, waterway permit for 20 culverts throughout Monroe and Washington Counties. They also prepared the environmental document. We got praises from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Environmental Services (OES) about their performance. They were a pleasure to work with and were always very responsive.”