Landscape architecture at its very core is about sustainability and the environment. Landscape architects have long been trained to approach the planning and design of projects with the same principals and goals that are today part of the LID (Low Impact Development) and sustainability practices touted as new thinking by the other design and environmental professions.
This is why it is somewhat difficult to make a clear distinction as to which category some of our projects should fall under - are they considered to be "environmental" or "landscape architecture"? Following is a quick bullet list of some of the more common types of projects you may encounter that would fall under our environmental category.
~ Wetland delineations
~ Wetland mitigation planning and design
~ Wetland monitoring
~ Stream mitigation planning and design
~ Stream monitoring
~ Native landscape and habitat planning and design
~ Maintenance plans
~ T & E cursory reviews
~ Environmental permitting
~ LID planning and design
~ Sustainable planning and design
~ Storm water quality and management
~ Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
~ Erosion and sediment control inspections