Peacock Glen Subdivision Mitigation Project

Peacock Glen Subdivision Wetland Mitigation Project
Pioneer Savings Bank, 21 2nd Street, Troy, NY 12180

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Bagdon Environmental successfully obtained U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), Section 404 permit authorization, including an enforcement compliance settlement  for the partially developed Peacock Glen residential subdivision site in Saratoga County. The enforcement action resulted from a developer disturbing six acres of federally regulated wetlands without a permit. The developer defaulted on a bank loan prior to completion of the subdivision. The bank, which foreclosed on the loan, was held liable for the previous wetland disturbance. This project involved:

  • Delineation of existing wetlands
  • Determination of disturbed wetlands from partial site development
  • Locating and offsite wetland mitigation area
  • Designing on-site and off-site mitigation plans
  • Preparing a federal wetland permit application
  • Assisting in negotiating a compliance settlement for previous wetland impacts

Authorization was granted by the ACOE for up to ten acres of additional full in wetlands on the site with appropriate mitigation. The ACOE deemed both the on-site and off-site mitigation areas successful within three years of construction. The establishment of a 3+ acres off-site mitigation wetland was successful in the first yer and has since been used by the ACOE as a reference wetland for an exemplary design and implementation.

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