Park Trail Extension Preliminary Waters/Wetland Delineation – Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks – Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park – Pleasant Township, Ohio

STONE assessed approximately 3,900 linear feet of trail for this extension project. This proposed bike trail would connect two existing trails and include a bridge over a small stream and two observation decks. The surrounding area consisted of forest, streams, swales, and ponds. The study area included approximately 30 feet on either side of the trail, bridge, and southern observation deck area as well as 50 feet around the northern observation deck.

 

STONE delineated the approximate location, boundaries, and areal extent of jurisdictional waters of the U.S. and isolated waters on the site. The Preliminary Jurisdictional Waters Delineation (PJWD) was conducted in general accordance with the Routine On-Site Determination method described in the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual” published by the USACE in 1987, and the Regional Supplement to the Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual, Midwest Region Version 2.0, published by the USACE in 2010.

“STONE is an instrumental part of our team on the Portsmouth By-Pass Project: the 16-mile new construction project, which is the single largest project in ODOT history. This project has come with more than its share of environmental challenges. STONE has delivered over 30 full environmental clearance reviews and reports we have requested as part of the project, handling them from start to finish in a very timely & cost effective manner. Furthermore, they’ve proven themselves as an extremely valuable resource when it comes to consulting on mitigation efforts, hazardous materials, and resolving various unknown environmental situations that the project has encountered.

 

From the top down STONE has proven they are committed to excellence and we look forward to working with them on many projects in the future.”