How SWCA is helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keep the National Wetlands Inventory up to date
Wetlands morph and shift over time, but one thing remains the same: the need for accurate data about the landscape so that developers and land managers can accommodate the needs of people and nature. Knowing how and where wetlands fit into the landscape makes adequate decision-making and planning possible.
This year, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial and SWCA celebrates 35 years as a company. While these are very different events in scale and import, there are parallels and connections between the Park Service and SWCA. In this issue of The Wire, we want to honor this shared history, as well as highlight our growth over 35 years and the possibilities for the future.
How do you go about managing hundreds of Cold War-era historic resources in arguably one of the most significant military facilities in the United States? You start with a highly qualified and talented team, add in extensive background research, and spend a whole lot of time in the desert armed with tablet computers.
The result? A historic context statement and survey approach streamlining the identification, recordation, and management of a diverse group of historic resources representing some of our nation’s greatest technological innovations.