Terra Technologies is a consulting firm with expertise in Clean Water Act Section 404 and 401 wetland and stream permitting and mitigation, wetland delineation, biotechnical stream stabilization engineering, mitigation banking, and other environmental compliance permitting. Terra Technologies primarily operates in the Midwest and has offices in the Kansas City and St. Louis markets with project locations in twelve states, including Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
We provide our clients assistance through every stage of the Clean Water Act permitting process from environmental due diligence for site selection to wetland or stream mitigation design. Our expertise in stream geomorphology and wetland ecology as well as our familiarity with the complicated and ever-evolving regulations allows us to facilitate the permitting process. Some of our related services include:
- Wetland Delineation and Stream System Jurisdictional Assessment
- Section 404 and 401 Permit Assistance
- Mitigation Plan Creation & Monitoring
- Wetland Bank Credit Purchase
- Stream Bank Credit Purchase
Our firm has significant experience with wetland mitigation and stream mitigation projects with approximately 600 successful mitigation sites in Kansas and Missouri since the company’s founding in 1992. Additionally, Terra Technologies has extensive expertise in the planning, design and construction of large-scale wetland and stream mitigation projects as the firm has designed and overseen construction of five approved and eight proposed wetland and stream mitigation banks totaling more than two and half square miles of wetland, stream and buffer habitat. After your project receives its Section 404 permit, we can assist you with Wetland Credit or Stream Credit purchase from any available approved mitigation bank.
Terra Technologies uses biotechnical engineering to solve stream bank stabilization problems. Biotechnical engineering is the blending of traditional civil engineering solutions with such disciplines as stream geomorphology, horticulture and soils bioengineering to address erosion and soil stabilization problems in stream systems, regional detention sites, low impact developments, as well as other appropriate uses. Terra Technologies strives to provide long term solutions that work with, rather than against, natural environmental processes.
Biotechnical engineering solutions provide several advantages to traditional engineering solutions for erosion control and streambank stabilization problems. First, biotechnical engineering is often less costly to implement with typical savings ranging from 10% to 75% of the cost of traditional solutions. Second, biotechnical engineering is environmentally friendly with an end result that often decreases environmental permitting timeframes. Additionally, biotechnical engineering projects result in habitat that is more diverse that initially existed. Finally, biotechnical engineering provides aesthetic benefits that are often preferred by the property owners most affected by a project.
Terra Technologies engineers and scientists have a high level of technical expertise and professional consultant experience. The company combines the talents of licensed professional engineers with experts in the fields of horticulture, wetland ecology, geomorphology, habitat restoration, soil bioengineering, agrohistology, botany, and agronomy. This unique combination allows for the consideration and implementation of a broad range of solutions for erosion control problems in both urban and rural areas.