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This consultant may also help in making plans and determination making concerning the possible choices to be had whilst affects to wetland components are being thought of. the aim of this handbook is to supply assistance on wetlands mitigation to transportation designers in addition to to body of workers in development, operations, upkeep, panorama layout, and similar environmental fields. it's not meant to be a hugely technical guide for wetland experts.
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• desk of Contents
1. advent
2. Mitigation
three. Mitigation web site improvement technique
four. Post-Construction administration
• word list of phrases
• Key legislation, laws, and coverage
• chosen Bibliography

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Wetland Mitigation Planting Scheme. Mt. Hood, Oregon. 1 Monitoring All wetland mitigation sites should be monitored during and at the end of construction and planting, and for a period after completion. The purpose of monitoring is to: * Assist the project inspector in checking construction and planting against the plans, specifications, and contractual plant establishment period. 62 GUIDE TO WETLAND MITIGATION ISSUES FOR TRANSPORTATION DESIGNERS * Determine whether the success criteria for planting and hydrology have been met.

In either case, it is good to aim for continuity of effort in tracking wetland issues on a specific project throughout the process, from conceptual plan to construction, and on into monitoring. Having a single person assigned through the life of a project gives a sense of ownership, enhances quality, and provides a better learning experience. A preliminary mitigation plan should contain the following elements: + baseline data on the impact area(s); = a discussion of functions and values lost at the impact area(s), and the goals and objectives of the plan, in terms of functions and values; > a description of the work, such as grading, planting, importation of topsoil and alteration of hydrology, needed to create the mitigation site(s); monitoring program and evaluation protocol, including performance standards; and > a contingency plan in case of failure, and long-term management plan, if necessary.

A standard format is helpful to the reader. It is becoming a common permit requirement to send the regulatory agencies an annual summary and discussion of findings for the previous year’s monitoring. la. Post-ConstructionMonltoring from Established Photo Points. Coquille, Oregon. 1 b. Second-Year Monitoring from Established Photo Points. Coquille, Oregon. A monitoring budget needs to be established for each project. Without proper planning, this expense may be left without funding, because it occurs well past the close of construction contracts.

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