GTA performed wetland delineation, permitting, and stream restoration services for the 52-acre Rogers Ford residential development. GTA obtained USACE and MDE authorization for impacts to wetland buffer, wetlands, and waters of the U.S. This project was completed as part of a compensatory mitigation package for permanent road and utility line crossing impacts to streams on the Rogers Ford Residential Development located in Harford County, Maryland. GTA provided stream restoration design, construction observation and project management for the restoration of approximately 360 feet of severely degraded and eroded channel on the residential subdivision property.
The restoration project included the grading and the installation of imbricated rip-rap toe rock and the installation of several step pools to prevent scouring and erosion during storm events. The areas adjacent to the restored stream were also planted with herbaceous and woody riparian vegetation and live stakes to help further stabilize the unnamed tributary of Fosters Branch that flows through a forested area.