$3.5 Million ARPA Investment in Clean Water Projects

$3.5 Million ARPA Investment in Clean Water Projects

Eleven water quality projects in Lancaster County, including the Conewago Creek Floodplain Restoration, were bolstered with nearly $3.5 million from ...
2020 Lancaster Water Week

2020 Lancaster Water Week

Save the date for the fourth annual Lancaster Water Week happening August 7-15th! This year’s events include a mix of ...
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 ...
Addressing Stormwater Management Requirements in MS4 Communities

Addressing Stormwater Management Requirements in MS4 Communities

To Manage Stormwater Runoff, Don’t Forget to Look in the Mirror A lot of the work of stormwater management for ...
April Newsletter

April Newsletter

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

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 ...
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Banta Property Floodplain Restoration

Restored 2,250 linear feet of stream/floodplain, relocated the channel back to the center of the valley, at the lowest elevation ...
Bedford Springs Resort Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Bedford Springs Resort Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Designed and constructed a restoration project restoring approximately 6,800 linear feet of Shober’s Run ...
Big Spring Run Wetland

Big Spring Run Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Environmental engineers, geologists, botanists, landowners and F&M students provided years of research and monitoring that allowed this project to happen ...
Brookside Country Club Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Brookside Country Club Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Using natural channel design techniques LandStudies developed a design that created a stable channel and floodplain configuration ...
Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration

Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies designed and constructed the 11.5-acre floodplain restoration to restore an active, connected, and functional floodplain ...
Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration named as Storm Water Solutions Magazine’s 2020 Top Projects

Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration named as Storm Water Solutions Magazine’s 2020 Top Projects

“By virtue of its function and purpose, floodplain restoration enables the project to utilize the floodplain area in a storm ...
Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground

Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground

After several years of planning and preparation, the Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground were officially opened in late ...
Butterfly Acres CARA Restoration

Butterfly Acres CARA Restoration

Four phases have been constructed and monitoring provides data in support of efforts to infiltrate and recharge the groundwater supply ...
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level I Trainer Certification

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Level I Trainer Certification

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Program LandStudies field operations foreman, Nick Myers, recently obtained his Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) ...
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Training Opportunities

Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) Training Opportunities

Registration is now open for the winter Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) certification program Level 1 training. This interactive three-day ...
Chesapeake Watershed Initiative (CWI) @ Franklin & Marshall College

Chesapeake Watershed Initiative (CWI) @ Franklin & Marshall College

The Chesapeake Watershed Initiative (CWI) at Franklin & Marshall College is a brand new collaborative that will use applied research ...
Chestnut Grove Habitat Restoration

Chestnut Grove Habitat Restoration

LandStudies provided professional services for native ecological habitat restoration relative to the development of the Chestnut Grove Natural Area ...
Chiques Creek Watershed Action Plan

Chiques Creek Watershed Action Plan

This project was a component to the TMDL alternative developed by PA DEP and SRBC for the Chiques Creek Watershed ...
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City of Lancaster Best Management Practices

These green infrastructure components provide cost-effective stormwater management that collects and infiltrates rain water that flows from multiple sources ...
City of Lancaster implements water quality and recreational improvements

City of Lancaster implements water quality and recreational improvements

Combining recreational amenities with efforts to improve water quality and control stormwater are a win-win for communities. LandStudies worked closely ...
Climbers Run Nature Preserve Conservation & Management Plan

Climbers Run Nature Preserve Conservation & Management Plan

The project team developed a program that blends recreational uses with conservation training and demonstration ...
Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration

Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies staff recently took members of the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association, neighboring landowners, and scientists from The Nature Conservancy on ...
Cocalico Creek Stream Restoration

Cocalico Creek Stream Restoration

In collaboration with the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association and a private landowner, LandStudies designed and constructed a stream restoration project ...
Cocalico Creek

Cocalico Creek Watershed Restoration Plan

LandStudies used a comprehensive approach to evaluate specific problems within the Cocalico Creek watershed ...
Conewago Creek Floodplain Restoration

Conewago Creek Floodplain Restoration

MS4 communities Londonderry and Mt. Joy townships needed to find a way to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution entering Conewago ...
Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Merritts

Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Merritts

We would like to congratulate our friend and colleague, Dr. Dorothy Merritts, geosciences professor at Franklin & Marshall College, for ...
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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 ...
Controlling Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas

Controlling Invasive Plants in Riparian Areas

LandStudies has designed and constructed numerous floodplain restoration and riparian buffer projects over the years. Countless hours are spent making ...
Creating a Municipal Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan

Creating a Municipal Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan

Regulated small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities must complete six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) as part of their ...
Crossway Church of Lancaster Green Master Plan

Crossway Church of Lancaster Green Master Plan

The green master plan included proposed church and associated uses with special attention to create a unique and natural environment ...
December Newsletter

December Newsletter

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

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 ...
Dr. Doug Tallamy and LandStudies Recognize the Value of Native Plants for Pollinators

Dr. Doug Tallamy and LandStudies Recognize the Value of Native Plants for Pollinators

Dr. Doug Tallamy is the distinguished professor of ecology at the University of Delaware renowned for his research on the ...
Eastern University Natural Areas Management

Eastern University Natural Areas Management

A natural areas master plan identified management strategies to return the natural areas to vibrant, sustainable, native plant communities ...
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Employee Spotlight – Michael LaSala

Michael LaSala is a Senior Project Manager and a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program Analyst. He provides technical ...
Employee Spotlight, meet Cory Rathman!

Employee Spotlight, meet Cory Rathman!

LandStudies is thrilled to welcome our new staff member, Cory Rathman! Cory is a Professional Engineer and Project Manager who ...
Employee Spotlight, Meet Paul Artale!

Employee Spotlight, Meet Paul Artale!

We would like to introduce you to our newest employee, Paul Artale, RLA, ASLA. Paul will be working on master ...
Employee Spotlight: Eric Lyons, RLA

Employee Spotlight: Eric Lyons, RLA

Eric Lyons is a Registered Landscape Architect and Project Manager specializing in sustainable site design and green master planning through ...
Employee Spotlight: Laurel Etter Longenecker

Employee Spotlight: Laurel Etter Longenecker

Laurel is a Business Development Associate who has been with LandStudies for 3 ½ years, during which time she received ...
Employee Spotlight: Matt Schavnis

Employee Spotlight: Matt Schavnis

Today marks LandStudies' Field Operations Supervisor, Matt Schavnis’ 9-year anniversary with LandStudies! He is responsible for project management, including the oversight ...
Employee Spotlight: Reid Garner, PE

Employee Spotlight: Reid Garner, PE

Reid Garner is a Professional Engineer and Water Resource Engineer for LandStudies who has been with the firm for 3 ...
EPA Tells Pa. to Cleanup Chesapeake Bay, or Else...

EPA Tells Pa. to Cleanup Chesapeake Bay, or Else…

By Karl Blankenship, Chesapeake Bay Journal Pennsylvania needs a realistic plan showing how it will provide enough funding and staff ...
Fall and Winter Maintenance Tips

Fall and Winter Maintenance Tips

Proper maintenance of natural landscapes is essential to the long-term success of the functional aspects as well as the outward ...
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Fall is an Ideal Time to Plant Trees – Here’s Why

You might think that spring is the best time to plant trees, and while it is a perfectly good season ...
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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 ...
Fox Run Floodplain Restoration

Fox Run Floodplain Restoration

Dover Township to achieve pollutant reductions through floodplain restoration to fulfill obligations of a Regional Pollution Reduction Plan ...
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FREE Public Workshop – Friends of the Upper Delaware River

Do you care about the streams and creeks of Delaware County, NY? Want to learn more about why they are ...
Friends of the Woods and Wetlands Group Receives Distinguished Service Award

Friends of the Woods and Wetlands Group Receives Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the Landis Homes group of environmental volunteers, the Friends of the Woods and Wetlands, who recently received LeadingAge ...
Funding for Riparian Buffer Projects on your Property

Funding for Riparian Buffer Projects on your Property

So you want to plant a riparian buffer on your property but are wondering how to fund it? Thankfully there ...
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Getting the Public Involved in Stormwater Management

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community’s Stormwater Management Program/Plan (SWMP) contains six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) for achieving ...
Gift Giving for the Environment

Gift Giving for the Environment

Give a Gift to Your Loved Ones and the Environment at the Same Time According to a recent blog on ...
Green Master Plan Leads to Stormwater Improvements at the Wrightsville Riverfront Park

Green Master Plan Leads to Stormwater Improvements at the Wrightsville Riverfront Park

Approximately three years ago, LandStudies (LSI) provided a green master plan, engineering, permitting, and related design services for “green infrastructure” ...
Gutshall Appointed to Conservancy Land Protection Committee

Gutshall Appointed to Conservancy Land Protection Committee

LandStudies’ President, Kelly Gutshall, has been appointed to the Land Protection Committee for the Lancaster County Conservancy. This group of ...
Gutshall to Speak at PA Recreation and Park Society Resource Operations Workshop

Gutshall to Speak at PA Recreation and Park Society Resource Operations Workshop

LandStudies’ Mark Gutshall will speak at the PA Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) Park Resource Operations Workshop on October 20 ...
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG) and LandStudies, Inc. Team Chosen to  Prepare Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Plan for Paxton Creek

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 ...
How Legacy Sediment Impacts Streams and Floodplains

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 ...
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination is a Key Component of a Stormwater Management Program

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination is a Key Component of a Stormwater Management Program

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is made up of a series of stormwater management facilities, inlets, pipes, swales, ...
Spring Planting

It’s Spring Planting Time: Are You Ready?

It’s spring, and that means it’s a great time for spring planting sprucing up your yard. Whether you are a ...
January Newsletter

January Newsletter

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Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Kelly Gutshall Named to Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Board

LandStudies is pleased to announce that Kelly Gutshall was one of five newly elected members of the Board of Directors ...
Lancaster churches receive stormwater management recognition

Lancaster churches receive stormwater management recognition

Several Churches in the City of Lancaster have adopted measures to reduce the discharge of untreated sewage and other pollutants ...
Lancaster Township Floodplain Restoration

Lancaster Township Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies proposed the restoration to improve the ecological diversity and create a regenerative stormwater system to address stormwater management requirements ...
Lancaster Water Week 2018

Lancaster Water Week 2018

Lancaster Water Week 2018 is the second annual event of its kind in Lancaster highlighting the importance of clean and ...
Landis Homes 'Friends of Woods and Wetlands' Group Admires Wetlands

Landis Homes ‘Friends of Woods and Wetlands’ Group Admires Wetlands

Landis Homes Retirement Community’s resident group, Friends of the Woods and Wetlands, finds enjoyment in getting outside and admiring the ...
Landis Homes Residents Cherish Community’s Resources

Landis Homes Residents Cherish Community’s Resources

Charles Longenecker doesn’t give up easily, especially when it comes to preserving nature. When the retired Lancaster Mennonite biology teacher ...
Landis Homes Retirement Community Floodplain Restoration

Landis Homes Retirement Community Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies designed a floodplain restoration project to address the many needs of the community ...
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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 ...
LandStudies Featured in PA-DE ASLA 75th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

LandStudies Featured in PA-DE ASLA 75th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

LandStudies, Inc. was recently featured in the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 75th Anniversary Commemorative Publication ...
LandStudies Kicks Off the Master Planning Process for Two Pennsylvania Communities

LandStudies Kicks Off the Master Planning Process for Two Pennsylvania Communities

What is a Master Plan? A master plan provides a long-term vision for one or more sites. LandStudies’ approach to ...
LandStudies Promotes Economic Ecology

LandStudies Promotes Economic Ecology

In LandStudies’ trend-setting publication, Economic Ecology: Floodplain Restoration, twelve Pennsylvania case studies demonstrate the economic rewards of tackling environmental issues ...
LandStudies Reaching out to Municipalities to Promote Economic Ecology

LandStudies Reaching out to Municipalities to Promote Economic Ecology

In LandStudies’ trend-setting publication, Economic Ecology™: Floodplain Restoration, twelve Pennsylvania case studies demonstrate the economic rewards of tackling environmental issues ...
LandStudies Shares its Expertise with Members of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

LandStudies Shares its Expertise with Members of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

LandStudies is a proud member of the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network, which is “a community of local businesses and individuals ...
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LandStudies to Assist the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative with Development of a Pollution Reduction Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact Bob Gray at (717) 627-4440 ext. 134 or Bob@landstudies.com Philadelphia, PA – LandStudies, ...
LandStudies' Ryan Hartnett to Become Air Force Officer

LandStudies’ Ryan Hartnett to Become Air Force Officer

LandStudies would like to thank Ryan Hartnett for his contributions to our company and his service to the country. Ryan ...
LandStudies’ President Receives Woman of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award

LandStudies’ President Receives Woman of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation Award

Congratulations to LandStudies’ President, Kelly Gutshall, for being honored with the Woman of Lifetime Achievement in Conservation through PennFuture’s Celebrating ...
Legacy sediment's impact on stream ecology

Legacy sediment’s impact on stream ecology

Raising awareness about the role legacy sediment plays in stream ecology is a primary goal for LandStudies. That is why ...
Lititz Run at Oak Street Floodplain Wetland Restoration

Lititz Run at Oak Street Floodplain Wetland Restoration

LandStudies was hired by the Borough of Lititz to restore a wetland within the floodplain of Lititz Run that has ...
Lititz Run Watershed Action Plan

Lititz Run Watershed Action Plan

The planning approach includes four components: community organization, public outreach/education, management/planning, and project implementation ...
Little Conestoga Watershed Action Plan

Little Conestoga Watershed Action Plan

The plan provides guidance on where to focus efforts to improve water quality, minimize stormwater effects and improve riparian habitat ...
Logan Park Floodplain Restoration

Logan Park Floodplain Restoration

This project contributed to reducing non-point source pollution and improving water quality in the Chiques Creek Watershed ...
Logan Park Rife Run

Logan Park Rife Run Floodplain Restoration Project Awarded by ABC Keystone

LandStudies’ subcontractor, B.R. Kreider & Son, Inc., received an Excellence in Construction award on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 for their ...
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Long-Term Management, Including Invasive Plant Control, at Butterfly Acres

Butterfly Acres is a housing development located in Lititz Borough, PA. In years past, a stormwater drainage swale ran through ...
Maintaining Restoration Projects is Key to Long-lasting Success

Maintaining Restoration Projects is Key to Long-lasting Success

LandStudies recognizes the importance of long-term maintenance on our restoration and habitat creation projects. Without routine maintenance, installed vegetation may ...
Make Sure Your Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Plan is Working

Make Sure Your Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Plan is Working

Any type of land development, such as the clearing and grading of land for the construction of a housing development, ...
Making Your Landscape More Drought Tolerant

Making Your Landscape More Drought Tolerant

Central Pennsylvania and much of the state has experienced a wet summer so far, with major storms and flooding in ...
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Managing Stormwater Runoff at the Municipal Level

If left unchecked, stormwater can add pollutants like soil, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), and pathogens into our streams and rivers ...
Manheim Township Stream Restoration & Water Quality BMPs for Pollutant Reduction Plan

Manheim Township Stream Restoration & Water Quality BMPs for Pollutant Reduction Plan

We identified and implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) to fulfill goals of the Township’s Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) ...
Marietta Iron Furnace Park Dedication

Marietta Iron Furnace Park Dedication

LandStudies own Kelly Gutshall and Eric Lyons, along with local officials and residents including Lancaster County Commissioners Ray D’Agostino, Joshua ...
Marietta Region Watershed Action Plan

Marietta Region Watershed Action Plan

A comprehensive, community-based approach was developed to plan for recreation and economic development based on sound watershed management ...
Maryland State Highway Administration Technical Services

Maryland State Highway Administration Technical Services

LandStudies has provided a wide array of technical services to the Maryland State Highway Administration ...
Meet Bob Gray, LandStudies' Newest Employee

Meet Bob Gray, LandStudies’ Newest Employee

We would like to introduce you to our newest employee, Bob Gray. Bob will be working on large scale stream ...
Mike LaSala Appointed to Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Goal Implementation Team

Mike LaSala Appointed to Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Goal Implementation Team

LandStudies’ MS4 Program Manager, Mike LaSala, CPMSM, was recently appointed to serve on the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Goal Implementation ...
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Mike LaSala to Hold Seminar on Pennsylvania MS4s on November 10th, 2016

LandStudies’ Mike LaSala is presenting on Pennsylvania MS4s: Preparing TMDL Plans, Nutrient/Sediment Plans, and Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plans in ...
MS4 Permit Support Services

MS4 Permit Support Services

Our specialized services allow a municipality to increase its understanding of an issued Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit through ...
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MS4’s Versus MS3’s – What are the Differences?

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is a publicly-owned storm drain, pipe, ditch, ...
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Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) – What are they are and why do they matter?

LandStudies staff have noticed a trend in our business lately... 20 They are looking for technical expertise to help them write ...
Native Plants Are a Valuable Addition to Your Landscape

Native Plants Are a Valuable Addition to Your Landscape

In the spring we discussed helpful tips for landscaping, one of which was choosing plants that are native to Pennsylvania ...
New Street Ecological Park Stream & Floodplain Restoration

New Street Ecological Park Stream & Floodplain Restoration

This project is unique because of its status as a pilot project to help establish nutrient pollution trading parameters ...
New Street Park Phase II Best Management Practices

New Street Park Phase II Best Management Practices

The project includes stream bank stabilization, riparian buffers, and bio-retention (bump-outs) to achieve nutrient and sediment reductions ...
New! Urban Forestry Services

New! Urban Forestry Services

LandStudies is pleased to expand our services with our new Urban Forestry Department. Our urban forestry expert, Michael Dunn, works ...
Parks can Play a Major Role in Managing Stormwater

Parks can Play a Major Role in Managing Stormwater

As stated in LandStudies’ white paper, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), Municipalities, and Parks, “Park professionals see firsthand the ...
Penn State Hershey Medical Center Stormwater Regulatory Compliance Support

Penn State Hershey Medical Center Stormwater Regulatory Compliance Support

The facilities director for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) campus was looking for more sustainable alternatives to manage ...
Penn State University's College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Society Awards LandStudies President

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 ...
PHRC Webinar: Restoring Floodplains to Manage Stormwater

PHRC Webinar: Restoring Floodplains to Manage Stormwater

What: LandStudies Director of Design, Ben Ehrhart, will be presenting on the topic of using the floodplain restoration approach to ...
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Pollutant Reduction Plans are a New Requirement for Many MS4 Communities

Pollutant Reduction Plans (PRPs) are a new requirement for 2018 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permits/Notice of Intents ...
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 ...
Preserving Compass and the other Mills of Lititz Run

Preserving Compass and the other Mills of Lititz Run

Radical improvements in the Lititz Run watershed have enhanced the water quality and transformed the stream’s riparian buffer. The project ...
Project Spotlight - TPC Potomac Golf Course Floodplain Restoration

Project Spotlight – TPC Potomac Golf Course Floodplain Restoration

A recent article by WUSA 9 discusses why recent rains at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms golf course in ...
Project Spotlights: Riparian Buffer Designs

Project Spotlights: Riparian Buffer Designs

LandStudies’ approach to landscape design uses a customized process that includes site assessment, feasibility, and value analysis to provide consistent, ...
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 ...
Remarks of Mark Gutshall at Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration Commencement Ceremony

Remarks of Mark Gutshall at Brubaker Run Floodplain Restoration Commencement Ceremony

Remarks of Mark Gutshall, Founder and Vice President of LandStudies, Inc.: I would like to thank everyone who came out for ...
Restoring Ecosystem Functions in Central Pennsylvania and Beyond

Restoring Ecosystem Functions in Central Pennsylvania and Beyond

At LandStudies, our work focuses on restoring natural systems so they can provide valuable ecosystem services for local municipalities and ...
Ryerson Station State Park Feasibility Study & Conceptual Design

Ryerson Station State Park Feasibility Study & Conceptual Design

The project included an evaluation of alternatives and conceptual design to restore and stabilize the stream, floodplain and riparian ecology ...
Ryerson Station State Park Plans for Restoration

Ryerson Station State Park Plans for Restoration

Ryerson Station State Park, located in southwest Pennsylvania, is undergoing a “Re-Vision” process to plan for the future of the ...
Santo Domingo Creek Floodplain Restoration at Rock Lititz

Santo Domingo Creek Floodplain Restoration at Rock Lititz

LandStudies designed and constructed a 17-acre floodplain restoration project that addresses the many needs of the campus ...
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Santo Domingo Water Quality Facility Stormwater Management

The first of its kind in PA, the water quality facility demonstrates a regional alternative to traditional stormwater management ...
Saucon Valley Country Club Stream & Floodplain Restoration

Saucon Valley Country Club Stream & Floodplain Restoration

The goal of the project was to reduce non-point source pollution, including sediment and thermal pollution ...
September Newsletter!

September Newsletter!

Read our September Newsletter here! ...
Shavers Creek Environmental Center Master Plan

Shavers Creek Environmental Center Master Plan

The project includes improved circulation and enhancements to the outdoor learning center ...
Spotlight on Success: Brubaker Run – Lime Spring Square Development

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 ...
Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring Maintenance Tips

[Article originally posted in 2019] Proper maintenance of natural landscapes is essential to the long-term success of the functional aspects ...
Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Read our Spring newsletter here! ...
Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Read our Summer Newsletter here! ...
Sustainable Landscape Foreman

Sustainable Landscape Foreman

LandStudies, Inc. is an award-winning environmental design/build firm with experience since 1989 using natural systems to improve the environment. We ...
Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Technician

Sustainable Landscape Maintenance Technician

Summary LandStudies, Inc. is seeking sustainable landscape maintenance technicians beginning in March/April 2022 for our Field Operations division in Manheim, ...
Sustainable Landscape Technician

Sustainable Landscape Technician

Summary LandStudies Inc. is seeking sustainable landscape technicians beginning in March/April 2022 for our Field Operations division in Manheim, Pennsylvania ...
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Recognizes LandStudies, Inc. as a Businesses For The Bay Founding Gold Member

(Annapolis, MD – June 6, 2017) – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes LandStudies, Inc. as a Businesses for the ...
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The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Recognizes LandStudies, Inc. as a Businesses for the Bay Founding Gold Member

(Annapolis, MD – June 28, 2016) – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes LandStudies, Inc. as a Businesses for the ...
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The Hows and Whys of Stormwater BMP Maintenance

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) and the Chesapeake Stormwater Network found through separate studies that many (i.e. more than ...
The Impact of Hyporheic Exchange on Stream Temperature in Restored Systems

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 ...
The Stream - LandStudies Newsletter

The Stream – LandStudies Newsletter

Click here to read our latest newsletter!! ...
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Afforestation & Floodplain Restoration

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Afforestation & Floodplain Restoration

The planting was part of the stream channel and floodplain restoration, creating functional wetlands in the restored floodplains ...
Two Community Parks, Linked by a Mutual Stream: Rife Run, A Restoration Story

Two Community Parks, Linked by a Mutual Stream: Rife Run, A Restoration Story

Rife Run, a tributary of Chiques Creek, runs through Lancaster County. Flooding along this stream, which flows through the hearts ...
Village Grande Ecological Restoration and Green Infrastructure Implementation

Village Grande Ecological Restoration and Green Infrastructure Implementation

Typical of many communities with common open space, the maintenance committee for the Village Grande community in Lancaster County was ...
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Warwick Twp/Lititz Borough MS4 Compliance Support

The project addresses Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) permit requirements ...
Water Resources Engineer

Water Resources Engineer

Are you looking for an opportunity to break from traditional land development projects and apply your design skills and experience ...
Water Week Landis Homes Tour

Water Week Landis Homes Tour

The Landis Homes wetlands and floodplain restoration was a popular tour associated with this year’s Lancaster County Water Week.  Participants ...
Waterfowl of the Santo Domingo Water Quality Facility

Waterfowl of the Santo Domingo Water Quality Facility

The video above shows how waterfowl are making themselves at home at the Santo Domingo Regional Water Quality Facility, which ...
Weed and Pest Control that Considers the Environment as a Whole

Weed and Pest Control that Considers the Environment as a Whole

What do you do when you want to control insect pests or weeds on a site but also want to ...
Wet Weather vs. Dry Weather Sampling

Wet Weather vs. Dry Weather Sampling

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permitted community needs to monitor their system for potential illicit discharges, as we ...
Big Spring Run Wetland

Wetland Revival at Big Spring Run

LandStudies was part of a collaborative effort to transform Big Spring Run into a new, thriving wetland ecosystem. Environmental engineers, ...
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 ...
Why Runoff Controls Are an Essential Component of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

Why Runoff Controls Are an Essential Component of a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is made up of a series of stormwater management facilities, inlets, pipes, swales, ...
York City Watershed Action Plan

York City Watershed Action Plan

The comprehensive Green Infrastructure Action Plan was developed to implement Best Management Practices and improve water quality ...