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A Site Reconnaissance identifies factors that may limit or restrict development or other proposed land uses on a Site.  We evaluate information collected from a desktop reconnaissance and field investigation. 

The desktop reconnaissance includes review of topographic, soils, flood zones, and wetland maps.  We also review aerial photography and other accessible Site information to determine the presence of potential jurisdictional wetlands and/or waters on a Site.  Other factors that may exist on or near your property that could restrict your land use plans may be:  power lines, national or state forests, springs, karst features, historic sites, endangered or threatened species, etc. A field investigation checks the accuracy of existing information, and makes a determination of presence or absence of suspected regulated wetlands or jurisdictional waters. 

Results of the Site Reconnaissance will be summarized, including permits and mitigation that may be required.  Every Site Reconnaissance is different because every Site is different. We will evaluate your Site and provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your property and your business.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Why would I need a site reconnaissance?

You may need a Site Reconnaissance if you are planning any construction, development or landuse changes on your property, or are planning to purchase property.

What does a Site reconnaissance accomplish?

A Site Reconnaissance will summarize potential restrictions to development, with a focus on potentially regulated water resources so you can identify the best areas on your property for development or construction.

What can I expect?

Once you contract with VET for a Site Reconnaissance, our team will proceed with a desktop reconnaissance. Our staff will then visit your site for a thorough walk over. A few weeks later, VET will provide you with a report that details our findings.

Contact us to discuss how a Site Reconnaissance is right for your property.