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Planning a New Development? Download This Environmental Checklist.


It’s fun to think about a future development, but is your site ready from an environmental standpoint? Take the time now to resolve any environmental concerns before you get too far along in the process and costly changes arise.

Check out a few of the items from our complete checklist.

  1. A wetland delineation must be conducted prior to any ground disturbing activities taking place on the property. If wetlands are found, a wetland application may be required.
  2. Does the site meet or exceed the threshold for an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)? If so, an EAW must be completed. This process can take anywhere from a few months to more than six months to complete.
  3. Will there be any tree removal? If so, there may be restrictions on the timing of when they can be removed.
  4. Has an archaeological study been completed on the Property? If not, the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) or Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) may require one be completed prior to any ground disturbance.
  5. Is the site within a watershed management district such as Rice Creek Watershed District? There may be additional rules and regulations that apply.

Download our 20-Point Environmental Checklist for New Development today. Checking off the items on this list will allow you to move forward with confidence.

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