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Governor Walker Signs Wetlands Bill March 28, 2018

Governor Scott Walker signed a wetlands bill on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the highlights of which are noted below. For a specific explanation of how this legislation impacts your project, and what you need to do, please reach out to one of raSmith’s WDNR Assured Wetland Delineators identified at the end of this article. Key […]

Act Now! April 16 Deadline Approaches for WDNR Urban Nonpoint & Stormwater Construction Grants

Don’t miss out on the April 16 (postmarked) application deadline for 2019 construction projects under the Urban Nonpoint Source (UNPS) and Stormwater Construction Grant Program. Our expanded water resources team at raSmith now offers an even greater depth of experience in grant writing and watershed planning/design/construction to help you put together a competitive grant application. […]

Submit Stewardship, LAWCON and RTP Applications that Are Complete, Clear and Well-Documented

With a May 1 grant application deadline right around the corner, I spoke to Jennifer Gihring, grant manager at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), to get her best advice for local units of government interested in applying for the 2018 Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Local Assistance Grant Program, the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund […]

How Do You Survey the Bottom of a Lake?

A potential client recently approached raSmith’s survey division for the completion of a hydrographic survey, also known as a bathymetric survey, for a 70-acre lake in southeastern Wisconsin. The individual was looking for an explanation of a hydrographic survey and a price estimate to complete the work. As the assistant director of survey services at […]

Flood Insurance: The documentation you need when purchasing a home or closing on a real estate transaction.

Land surveying documents are necessary for any real estate transaction; however, it is also important that buyers and lenders familiarize themselves with flood insurance requirements. Seeking the expertise of a professional land surveyor to prepare an Elevation Certificate and/or Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) may avoid postponing the closing date if otherwise overlooked. If you […]