Constructive Candor

3 Keys for Successful Mitigation in Harsh Climates

For almost every shoreline recreation facility we have completed, the reviewing agencies have required mitigation for the impacts as part of the permit approval process. Many of these projects are located in harsh climates with unrelenting heat, fluctuating reservoir levels, and high winds during the growing season. Permits normally require plant monitoring and replacement to meet specific survivability ratios, which is no easy task in harsh climates.

In my experience, there are three keys to providing successful mitigation in these areas.

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Remember 1993 When the Gas Tax was Last Raised?

With tax day in our rear view mirror for this year, it seems a fitting time to talk about taxes for the road ahead of us – literally the road ahead of us: our nation’s transportation system.

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Why You Should Develop a Risk Management Plan

Planning Risk Management may feel time-consuming during the beginning phases of a project, but the evidence shows it pays off immensely throughout the project lifecycle. According to the Project Management Institute, high performers in Risk Management meet their project goals 2.5 times more often and waste 13 times less money than low performers.

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Separated Bike Lanes: How a Dutch Intersection Works

This is the final post in our series covering separated bike lanes. Previous posts covered the options available for providing them and their low impact development (LID) stormwater implications. This post will address how to handle and maintain separated bike lanes at an intersection with the use of a Protected Intersection, a.k.a. Dutch Intersection, on a project.

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