Integral Wetland Solutions can help golf course owners and operators ensure that their land use is maximized while meeting the wetland requirements of Federal, State and Local regulations. This is important whether the golf course is operational, making physical changes, or in hiatus. Our services are also valuable for owners contemplating sale to other golf course professionals or land developers. These services also apply to owners of Raw Land with no immediate plans for sale.
While golf courses are subject to many of the same wetland issues as residential and commercial developments, they also have land-use needs that are golf-specific and best understood by golf course designers, builders, managers, owners, and Integral Wetland Solutions.
For example, a small portion of a course that has been underutilized for years may evolve into a wetland, without being noticed by the owner. However, that evolved wetland can negatively impact the future development of the land, require complex permits, and delay construction for months or years.
You can rely on Integral Wetland Solutions to facilitate your golf course development, maximize land utilization, protect valuable land assets, and even facilitate land sales if that is a goal.
Too often, general managers and superintendents have insufficient time and expertise to be aware of all the potential complications that can befall the golf course professional: wetlands, streams, ditches, riparian setbacks, endangered species, and applicable laws. It’s a lot be aware of, let alone manage properly, without specific knowledge of the problems and limitations presented by these “resources.”
- Wetlands, streams, ponds, and even ditches on golf courses may be considered jurisdictional “waters of the United States.” Thus, any activity that would cause an adverse modification to these waters requires authorization from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which administers the Sec. 404 Program for the U.S. EPA.
- Work in these areas may require a small investment in permitting up front, which can avoid very expensive corrective action after construction is underway or complete.
- Compliance with mandated setbacks, riparian zone limits, and so much more, is essential to minimize risks.
- Inexpensive, intelligent Integral Wetland Solutions land-use and configuration suggestions can also provide economic relief to a golf course in the form of mitigation credit for ditches that are restored, or setbacks that are appropriately established and managed.
Golf course professionals and land developers are invited to contact Integral Wetland Solutions for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Call 330-405-4127 or email info@IntegralWetlandSolutions.com.