Legacy Sediment, Riparian Corridors, and Total Maximum Daily Loads

This STAC workshop will be structured around panel discussions on each of three themes: legacy sediment, riparian corridors, and total maximum daily loads, with three-four experts on the panel who will be asked to address specific questions and cite key evidence.  These will be followed by group discussion and individuals designated as “synthesizers” will come […]

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How Legacy Sediment Impacts Streams and Floodplains

What is Legacy Sediment? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines legacy sediment as soil “that was eroded from upland areas after the arrival of early settlers and over the centuries of intensive land uses”, such as agriculture. This sediment accumulates along stream corridors, building up higher and higher as the years pass. Pennsylvania’s streams have […]

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The Impact of Hyporheic Exchange on Stream Temperature in Restored Systems

LandStudies’ project along Kurtz Run in Lancaster County shows promise as an example of how floodplain restoration can result in improvement of hyporheic exchange within the system and how that improvement can benefit the health of the system.   Issue One of the leading topics of discussion over the years in regard to stream health […]

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Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Society Awards LandStudies President

Kelly Gutshall, LandStudies President, is the recipient of Penn State University’s 2018 Arts and Architecture Alumni Award for Landscape Architecture. The award is given to one alumni recipient within each of Penn State’s departments to recognize career achievements in the arts and design disciplines. Kelly received her award during the Alumni Awards Ceremony in early […]

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Spotlight on Success: Brubaker Run – Lime Spring Square Development

Back in April we first introduced you to the Brubaker Run – Lime Spring Square development project in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. LandStudies was brought in by Oak Tree Development Group to design this 11.5-acre floodplain restoration project on the 98-acre project development site. Construction started in September and represents just one piece of […]

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Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration Commencement Ceremony

Oak Tree Development Group, a Lancaster-based real estate development company, is partnering with East Hempfield Township on an expansive water quality initiative located within the proposed 98-acre Lime Spring Square commercial development project. This major floodplain restoration project will help the Township meet its EPA directed Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals at no cost to […]

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LandStudies Employee Profile: James Kreider

LandStudies has 30 staff who work on a variety of projects across south-central Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and beyond. In this and future web posts, we will highlight those staff who make our ecological restoration and design work possible. This month, we feature our Director of the Field Operations Division, James Kreider. Responsibilities Mr. Kreider […]

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B.R. Kreider & Son and LandStudies Recognized For Floodplain Restoration Project

Manheim, PA – B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., an excavating, paving and site management company based in Manheim, Pa., and LandStudies, Inc., a landscape architecture firm based in Lititz, Pa., recently received two awards from the Associated Builders & Contractors Keystone Chapter organization for the Logan Park – Rife Run Floodplain Restoration Project in Manheim. […]

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