Wetlands are extremely beneficial, dynamic ecosystems rich in biodiversity, providing habitats for an array of plant and animal life. They act as natural filters, trapping and removing pollutants from water. They play a crucial role in improving water quality by reducing sedimentation and filtering out nutrients and contaminants. Wetlands are also natural buffers that protect against flooding as they absorb and store excess water during periods of heavy rainfall or storms. The vegetation in wetlands also helps stabilize soil, reducing erosion and the risk of landslides.
Because wetlands are so crucial to our environment, they can affect land development by triggering regulatory requirements, imposing design constraints, increasing costs, and raising environmental and public concerns. JHA designs land development in areas with wetlands by employing careful planning, compliance with regulations, and the implementation of sustainable practices to minimize the impact on these valuable ecosystems.
Through innovative engineering and ecological expertise, JHA Companies breathes new life into degraded or damaged ecosystems, ensuring their long-term health and functionality. Using sustainable and cutting-edge methodologies, we help guide clients with decision-making processes for responsible development that minimizes environmental impact.