Wetland & Wildlife Permitting Services
Oxbow Associates provides botanical and invertebrate study and mitigation services and a full range of wetlands related services to our clients. Oxbow Associates possesses more than 50 years combined experience in wetlands science and the evaluation and study of herpetozoan species, specifically turtles, snakes and amphibians, native to the New England. Oxbow Associates is a highly specialized company with cost effective services providing support for large and small projects including primary consultants and sub-consultants to our colleagues at larger and national environmental consulting companies. In Massachusetts, Oxbow Associates has conservation and management permits pursuant to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MGL C. 131a) for complex projects from Cape Cod to the Berkshires. Oxbow Associates also provide wetlands and rare/endangered species services to clients throughout New England.
Wetlands Delineation and Permitting
Wetland Delineation is typically an initial phase in evaluating your site or project. Oxbow critically evaluates each wetland delineation, large or small to maximize project options and land value. We understand that land values are too high to not provide clients their best options from the planning stage. Even seemingly small oversight during a delineation can lead to significant constraints as the project develops. The extra care and attention we give to your project is justified and necessary. State, federal and local delineation criteria may need to be applied to your project site; Oxbow will evaluate which parameters apply and implement the appropriate methods.
Wildlife, Botany, Rare and Endangered Species
Rare and Endangered Species
Projects in the Northeast sometimes occur within habitat for wildlife species that are protected under state or federal Endangered Species Acts and Regulations. Oxbow has specialized for more than 25 years in assessing Threatened and Endangered Species and their habitats and providing permits to help projects meet the applicable performance standards. Oxbow staff have more than 60 years of experience in evaluating rare wildlife and facilitating permit compliance.
Geographic Information System (GIS) Services and Capabilities
Oxbow can provide a variety of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related services including site evaluations, cover type, terrain, and rare habitat mapping, AutoCad integration, spatial and data analysis, as well as in-the-field mobile data collection. Combining our knowledge and state-of-the-art hardware and software packages we are able to integrate every important detail, creating easy to understand visual aids to support both large and small projects. Oxbow has a fleet of Trimble GEO field units, ARCGIS © software, and a dedicated GIS server.