The Power of Graphics

“A picture is worth a thousand words” and “every picture tells a story” are heavily used in the spheres of journalism and social media. In the world of design, images have a whole new meaning. The images used to describe an idea that is still only imagined can be the deciding factor in whether or not a project will become a reality. Graphics are the tool that enable a designer to get ideas into the open, they are the tools that get people excited. Hand sketches have always served as the strongest expression of what is envisioned for a design. Today’s computer generated graphics build on the power of hand graphics by turning a 2D drawing into a more understandable 3D image. These images

Wetland Delineation and the Growing Season

A common question among builders, land planners, and other land professionals is whether or not we can perform a wetland delineation outside the growing season. The awesome ecological staff here at GRWA believes that, without snow and frozen ground, we can provide solid information regarding wetland size and location any time of the year for site planning purposes. Often we can obtain a jurisdictional determination from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with wetland work done while plants are dormant. On the other hand, the determination of wetland quality which drives regulatory buffers and mitigation ratios, often must be conducted during the growing season. Here in the Midwest,

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