Flooding Protection Via Green Infrastructure

As the rain falls, many communities across the country worry about the very real possibility of flooding. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), heavy downpours have increased in frequency and intensity over the last 50 years, and are expected ...

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 ...

Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) and LandStudies, Inc. Team Chosen to Prepare Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Plan for Paxton Creek

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact Christine Le at 717-627-4440 or christine@landstudies.com Harrisburg, PA – HRG, an employee-owned civil engineering and related services firm based in Harrisburg with offices across Pennsylvania, is partnering with Lititz-based LandStudies, Inc., a women-owned ...
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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 ...
Wetlands

Wetlands Provide Numerous Benefits to Us

Over the years, LandStudies has worked on a variety of wetland creation and restoration projects across the greater Lancaster County area, which you can learn about here. This work is invaluable because wetlands are invaluable. They provide us with multiple ...
Cocalico Creek

A Pollutant Reduction Plan Helps Cocalico Creek Clean Up Its Act

Although you might not know it just by looking at it, the Cocalico Creek watershed has water quality issues. Located in Lebanon and north-central Lancaster counties, Cocalico Creek is a tributary of the Conestoga River, which then flows into the ...
Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships May Be Able to Solve Stormwater Problems

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others are coming to the realization that public-private partnerships, or P3s, are one solution to regional problems like stormwater pollution. Going it alone is not always the best course of action, especially when it ...
Pollution Diet

Pollution Diet for the Chesapeake Bay is a Good Thing

TMDL is sometimes referred to as a pollution diet to help clean up a polluted waterbody. TMDL stands for Total Maximum Daily Load. It is the maximum amount of pollution a waterbody can receive and meet water quality standards. Unfortunately, ...

Don’t Just Plant Them and Leave Them Alone: Riparian Buffer Maintenance

Routine maintenance is extremely important in order to ensure the long-term success and usefulness of a riparian buffer. Many people are putting time and energy into stream restoration. One way they do this is through the planting of riparian buffers ...
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Conservation Districts Discuss the Importance of Stormwater Management

This week, the winter meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) is taking place in State College. Looking at the agenda, it’s great to see that the Department of Environmental Protection’s stormwater program and potential changes to it ...