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New York State Wetlands Forum 2017

OBG environmental experts recently participated in the New York State Wetlands Forum 2017 Annual Conference and Meeting on April 25-26, 2017 in Suffern, New York. The team shared expertise and experience in wetlands design, construction, and restoration; ecological assessments and restoration; habitat restoration; ...

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Do I need a permit?

Chris Kriegner,

Many projects require approval from one or more regulatory agencies before implementation can begin. Approvals are typically granted in the form of a permit, which may be required for a host of reasons, including planned emissions or discharges, withdrawals or resource use, building and construction, or proposed disturbance to...

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Earth Day 2017, A personal reflection

Matt Traister,

Two of the people who I closely associate as professional mentors—former OBG employees Ted Tifft and Stu Spiegel—previously commemorated the 20- and 40-year anniversaries of Earth Day for OBG. Long before I knew them, however, my interest in protecting the environment was shaped by events that...

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SAME Greater Kansas City 9th Annual Industry Day

Rich Weber discusses the Fountain Lake restoration project in Minnesota

On Wednesday, March 28, 2017, OBG, together with NRT, an OBG Company, participated in the Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 9th Annual Industry Day Education & Training Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri. Environmental experts Dan Vachon and Rich Weber of OBG,...

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Sustainable remediation incorporating ecological restoration

The Onondaga Lake Superfund restoration program in Syracuse, New York has provided an opportunity to refine and develop new ecological restoration approaches. Lessons from Onondaga Lake can be broadly applied to other programs, particularly in urban and postindustrial settings. In Lessons Learned in Sustainable Remediation Incorporating Ecological Restoration, a presentation...

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Battelle 2017 Sediments Conference

Environmental experts from OBG and NRT, an OBG company exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Sediments Conference

OBG, together with NRT, an OBG company, delivered six presentations and 10 posters during Battelle’s Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 9-12, 2017, brings environmental professionals together to share experiences and expertise with remediating, restoring, and managing the en...

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Barrier island restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Chris Calkins,

Barrier islands are the first line of defense during storms that threaten coastal communities. They reduce the harmful effects of wind and waves and serve as habitats for important wildlife. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, extreme changes such as significant erosion occurred at barrier islands off the central Gulf of Mexico...

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Repurposing pharmaceutical facilities into productive assets

The footprints of many pharmaceutical companies have changed over the past two decades. Mergers among top global players and more efficient workspaces have changed the focus of many companies toward consolidation, divestiture, and creating flexible spaces for biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. These companies have undertaken consolidation programs to reduce their footprint,...

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New article cautions users of wetland boundary information

Experts from OBG’s Natural Resource & Restoration practice published an article discussing the precision limitations inherent in wetland delineation and cautions the users of wetland boundary information to not treat delineated boundaries as precise features. Methods containing subjectivity and extrinsic factors such as anthropogenic disturbance and long term climatic ch...

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