Laurel Glen Subdivision, Bozeman, Montana
Laurel Glen was situated within a network of historic perennial streams and wetlands on 157 acres that had been impacted by long-term cattle use. VES completed the wetland delineation for all development phases and drafted the mitigation design targeting restoration of 1,750 feet of a tributary to Aajker Creek, removal of an on-stream reservoir, restoration of 50 feet of Baxter Creek, and creation of two one-acre wetland complexes. The company coordinated the permitting, survey, design, and construction phases of the project and provided oversight for the selection, procurement, and installation of the plant materials and weed management. The mitigation projects met the 404 permit conditions within three years. The stream restorations, dam removal, and road and pipeline development required the approval of several 310 permits obtained from the Gallatin County Conservation District (GCCD). VES provided a correction plan to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) addressing violations related to the project’s original stormwater discharge permit.