Wetlands provide many beneficial functions to the environment and people of NY. This includes flood protection, erosion control, pollution reduction and providing valuable habitat for rare and endangered species. Protecting these wetlands is vital for preventing habitat loss and maintaining the health of the environment.
For three (3) consecutive years, Tectonic’s Environmental Department has been designated to provide a one (1) year term contract for on-call freshwater wetlands and threatened and endangered consulting services to the Orange County Department of Public Works (OCDPW) for various projects involving federal and state freshwater wetlands regulated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Contract services include wetlands investigations, delineations, reporting, permitting, regulatory consultation, and mitigation design/monitoring on a project‐by-project basis throughout Orange County.
Tectonic’s wetlands consulting services is assisting the OCDPW with project development during environmental impact assessment activities in connection with the with State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process, pursuant to Articles 24/15 and 6NYCRR- Part 182 of the New York State (NYS) Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) and Sections 404/401 of the Clean Water Act.