Mason & Associates, Inc. Wetland Consultants
Wintonbury Hills Golf Course - Bloomfield, CT

Mason & Associates obtained federal, state and local wetland permits for this 18-hole municipal golf course. Water supply and water quality impacts to wetlands and public recreational waters were important elements in the development of project alternatives. Five alternative sites and 10 alternative course layouts were evaluated in compliance with the Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines. Field studies conducted by Mason &Associates included habitat mapping, wetland functional assessment, and a Survey for Pedicularis lanceolata, the swamp lousewort, a rare plant species protected by state law. Acomprehensive wetland mitigation program was developed, including wetland creation, enhancement and preservation. Mason & Associates has continued with permit compliance activities including construction inspection and wetland mitigation area monitoring.
North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course - North Kingstown, RI

Mason & Associates provided environmental consulting services in support of irrigation system improvements and investigation of a new water source for this town-owned golf course which straddles RI Department of Environmental Management and RI Coastal Resources Management Council jurisdiction. Work for the irrigation system improvements included wetland delineation, GPS location for GIS analysis, impact assessment, and preparation of permit application packages. Mason & Associates also performed stream flow and water table monitoring during pump tests for a proposed golf course irrigation well.
Aquidneck Land Trust, Sakonnet Greenway Trail - Aquidneck Island, RI

Mason & Associates provided planning, design, & permitting services for the Sakonnet Greenway Trail Phase 1, a 2.9 mile hiking and equestrian trail. After evaluating wetland and wildlife habitat, Mason & Associates worked with the Land Trust, land owners, and regulators to identify alternative alignments. Low impact designs and construction methods were developed and included in permit applications. The project crossed nearly 1 mile of wetland, several streams, and an active dairy farm. It also dealt with slope and soil limitations and equestrian needs and impacts. Mitigation measures included stream stabilization, boardwalks allowing amphibian migration, & low maintenance erosion control measures. Permits were obtained from RIDEM and US Army Corps of Engineers. Follow on services were provided during bidding and construction phases.
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