Category: Environmental

Are Your Historic Buildings Worth Saving?

By Scott Wilson, PSS, and Matt Ashby, AICP CUD – Who doesn’t love old historic buildings? The weight of history, those amazing architectural features, the stories around them that have gone down as legend. Read More »

A Short Course in Environmental Acronyms

Under NEPA, the EPA (or DOT, NRCS, USDA, or another federal agency) oversees EIA and EIS processes. On the other hand, FWS and NMFS are responsible for overseeing the ESA. OMG. Sometimes the federal government seems to have a language all its own. To help you navigate your way through that territory, here’s a tourist… Read More »

Why Are Wetlands Critical? Think Flood Control, Clean Water

Can you think of a single popular saying that uses the word “bog” or “swamp” in a positive way? Good luck. Not that long ago, bogs and swamps were viewed as areas that were too wet for any productive use, home to buzzing mosquitos and strange plants. That image is changing. Bogs, swamps, marshes, and… Read More »