Wetlands

On Long Island there are two types of wetlands.  These are tidal wetlands, which are associated with saltwater, and freshwater wetlands, which are usually found on the interior of Long Island or adjacent to tidal wetlands.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), United States Army Corps of Engineers, and most of the municipalities on Long Island regulate wetlands in one way or another.

Wetlands are particularly important as part of the natural ecosystem.  They provide extremely valuable wildlife habitat, areas for spawning of fish and invertebrates, erosion control protection, bio-filtration, aesthetic beauty, and many other benefits as well.  As a result, the various agencies that are mandated to protect these resources do so vigorously.  The regulatory agencies require permits that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any construction or disturbance within their jurisdiction
  • Dredging
  • Filling or clearing
  • Docks and walkways
  • Bulkheads
  • Erosion control measures
  • Invasive species control
  • For the most part anything that you wish to do within their jurisdiction

Cramer Consulting Group has the knowledge and skill to assist you through the permitting process.  The principal of the firm has been involved in environmental protection since before the wetlands regulations took effect in the 1970′s.  Cramer Consulting Group has the expertise in the biological aspects, the engineering and design aspects, as well as the knowledge of the various municipalities’ rules and regulations.  Cramer Consulting Group has worked closely with all agencies and knows the review staffs on both a personal and professional level.  We are able to provide you with a unique service in protecting the environment as well as obtaining for you permission to use your property.

Cramer Consulting Group also offers other related services such as wetlands flagging, building permits, variances, etc.  Please see the other sections of our website for additional information.

For more information please contact us at 631-476-0984 or fill out the request for information form by clicking here.