Jake Johnson

An environmental consultant, with 13 years of wetland delineation, permitting, and restoration experience. In addition I've been involved with migratory bird surveys and management, including eagles and other raptors, Threatened and Endangered Species surveys, and expert GIS management. I like to ski, shoot skeet, and watch Marvel movies.

Silty Loam Hydric Soil

What are Hydric Soils?

Hydric soil conditions generally develop in areas that have continuous or occasional saturation and reduction in the mineral layers. ? Direct evidence of these conditions is often seen as redoximorphic features, except in histosols, and can also be verified by measuring or observing saturation and reduction of iron (evidenced by the coloration of the soil, …

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Wetland Permitting Sections 401 and 404

Wetland Protections and Permitting – Sections 401 and 404 Clean Water Act of 1972

When the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), with funding from the EPA, set out to conduct a comprehensive review of state wetland protections in 2005-2007, they undertook a complex task. Protecting wetlands from pollution and degradation is generally considered to fall under the Clean Water Act (CWA), [1] but the way individual states apply or build …

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