Everyone involved with wetland mitigation should understand what the protected resource is and where it is located. Often silt fencing is needed to filter and safe keep water within the designated area. Both contractor and property owners are responsible for complying with the Permit by Notification for the creation of wetlands. The Huron Township LDFA has been involved for years in wetland mitigation as well as wetland banks for businesses that need to relocate wetlands on LDFA properties.
Michigan’s wetland statute defines a wetland as “land characterized by the presence of water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, wetland vegetation or aquatic life, and is commonly referred to as a bog, swamp, or marsh.” The definition applies to public and private lands regardless of […]