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

Wetland Permitting Sections 401 and 404

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 […]

Best GPS Watch for Hiking

Best GPS Watch for Hiking

Every hiking enthusiast should have a GPS enabled watch, we’ve found they really are one of the most useful accessories for outdoor adventures. That is to say; the functionality once you find the best GPS watch for hiking improves your data on any outdoor situation while they are also durable enough to withstand harsh terrain […]

Best Tablet for Field Work

Vanquisher Best Tablet for Field work

The best tablet for field work will be designed to be used in harsh conditions, and have saved countless hours of paper data entry, once deployed. These beautiful pieces of technology have been lauded by staff working on wetland delineations, military personnel, oil and gas workers, university researchers and anyone else collecting data outside. Imagine […]

Munsell Soil Color Chart 10YR 7.5YR History

Munsell Soil Color Chart

Albert Munsell, a professor and artist, devised a method of evaluating and classifying colors based on three properties; hue, value, and chroma, also referred to as (HVC). These properties have helped soil scientists standardize and record their observations through the Munsell Soil Color Chart, described in detail below. Hue Hue describes the quality we use […]

Wetland Delineation Training

Wetland delineation Munsell Color Chart

A very popular question I get asked is, “where can I get good Wetland Delineation Training”? ?Well, there are a number of online resources that offer great training materials to learn more about wetland delineations. There are a few really solid books available as well, which are a great place to start, such as Wetland […]