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Metric Engineering provides support for environmental permitting and all related issues including wetlands, wildlife, arboriculture, contamination, and water resources. In conjunction with roadway design, PD&E studies, municipal support, and land planning, our ecological consulting services allow us to facilitate the direction of all aspects of a project.


By using a single resource capable of all considerations that is also current on the latest regulatory requirements and technological advancements, our clients save valuable time and money. Whether unbiased recommendations for tree maintenance practices or habitat restoration and mitigation, our abilities in assessment, permitting, and planning translate to a distinct advantage for our clients.

Our team of industry-leading experts in urban forestry, arboriculture, and marine and coastal ecology provide numerous services to state agencies, utilities and private waterfront developments.



THESE SOLUTIONS INCLUDE:
Check Mark ECOLOGICAL CONSULTING Check Mark MARINE & COASTAL ECOLOGY SERVICES
 
  • Wetland Delineation & Quality Assessment
  • Protected Wildlife Habitat Identification & Relocations
  • GIS Ecological Features Map
  • Environmental Resource Permitting
  • Tree Permitting
  • Mitigation Site Design
  • Construction Monitoring
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  • Benthic Resource Assessments
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Fish Assemblage Surveys
  • Delineation of Coastal Wetland Habitats
  • Permitting
  • Seagrass, Mangrove, Marshland, & Artificial Reef Habitat Mitigation Design
  • Construction Services
  • Mitigation and Impact Site Monitoring
  • Essential Fish Habitat Assessments for NEPA & PD&E Studies
  • Check Mark URBAN FORESTRY AND ARBORICULTURE  
     
  • Landscape Plan Review & Inspections
  • Tree Inventories, Appraisals, Removals, & Permitting
  • Expert Testimony & Third-party Evaluations
  • Hazard Tree & Risk Assessments
  • Tree Health Evaluations
  • Compliance Support
  • Tree Preservation Support for High-Value & Historic Trees
  • Construction Monitoring for Tree Preservation
  • Planting & Maintenance Bid Packages
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    DANIA BEACH LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT SERVICES
    Diana Beach
    DANIA BEACH LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT SERVICES (100 WEST DANIA BEACH BOULEVARD, DANIA BEACH, FL 33004)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Metric Engineering currently serves as the Landscape Consultant for the City of Dania Beach under a continuing services contract. This is a broad‐based contract with a primary focus on arborist support, serving the Community Development Department, Community Redevelopment Agency, City Manager and Public Services Department.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

    Reviewing and Approving Tree Removal Permits, which includes assessment of tree species including size (DBH, canopy spread), health and appraisal value, as well as identifying suitable replacement species and locations and conducting follow‐up inspections to insure proper tree replacements have been planted.

    Reviewing and Approving Landscape Plans
    , which includes evaluating compliance of proposed landscaping with the City Code, evaluating proposed landscape plants for suitability for proposed planting locations, including consideration of maintenance and aesthetic issues.

    Conducting Landscape Inspections, which includes evaluating newly installed plantings for compliance with approved plans including species, size (DBH, height, canopy), locations and quantities, as well as evaluation of compliance with industry best management practices including Florida Grade 1 standards and ISA planting standards.

    Providing Code Compliance Support, which includes evaluation of tree trimming and removal practices for compliance with City and County codes.

    Expert Arborist Support, which includes evaluation of trees for potential risks, evaluation of accidental tree impacts on tree health, evaluation of proposed tree relocations.

    Client CLIENT:
    City of Dania Beach
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    August 2010 - Ongoing
    Construction CostCONST. COST:
    N/A
    TOWN OF DAVIE URBAN FOREST ASSESSMENT
    Town of Davie
    TOWN OF DAVIE URBAN FOREST ASSESSMENT
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    In order to help the Town of Davie assess their existing forest canopy for maintenance, planning and environmental management goals, Metric Engineering's Environmental Division prepared a winning State of Florida Division of Forestry grant application (submitted through the South Florida Audubon Society) to conduct a Townwide tree canopy assessment/inventory. Upon award of the grant, Metric was awarded the project.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

    Metric's arborist services for the project included conducting numerous tree and landscape vegetation inventories on plot locations which included identification of species, size (diameter, height, canopy spread), health, proximity to infrastructure and other site characteristics.


    Once field work was complete, Metric prepared a report that detailed the composition of the Town's forest canopy, potential management and maintenance risks and environmental functions.

    Upon receipt of the report, the State Division of Forestry was so impressed that it issued an addendum to the grant to double the original award amount, for the purpose of expanding the geographic reach of the inventory and the sampling intensity, as well as to identify potential planning/management options.

    Client CLIENT:
    South Florida Audubon Society
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    March 2010 - Ongoing
    Construction CostCONST. COST:
    N/A
    DANIA BEACH COASTAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT GRANT
    Town of Davie
    DANIA BEACH COASTAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT GRANT (100 WEST DANIA BEACH BOULEVARD DANIA BEACH, FL 33004)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    The City of Dania Beach identified redevelopment of the City's signature oceanfront site as a key to revitalization of tourism and enhancement of revenues for the City. The beach site contains public amenities in various states of service which have degraded the functional appeal, visual appeal and the public safety of the beachfront.


    In order to help fund a planning effort to develop a new beachfront plan, Metric Engineering, working as general environmental consultants to the City, applied for and were awarded a Florida Department of Environmental Protection Coastal Partnership Initiative grant in the amount of $30,000. The grant will fund various portions of the redevelopment plan, included a plan to assess and develop resiliency measures for potential impacts from major storm events.



    Client CLIENT:
    City of Dania Beach
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    October 2010 - November 2010
    Construction CostCONST. COST:
    N/A
    DISTRICTWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT COMPLIANCE
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    DISTRICTWIDE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT COMPLIANCE
    (MIAMI-DADE AND MONROE COUNTIES)
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    MEI is providing districtwide environmental permit compliance services for FDOT D6, to help ensure that D6 transportation projects comply with their environmental permits, conserve landscape and natural vegetation and meet FDOT's environmental commitments.


    SERVICES PROVIDED

    NPDES Inspections, environmental permit compliance, landscape inspections, agency coordination, staging area reviews, CEI coordination


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    Client CLIENT:
    FDOT District 6
    Dates PROJECT DATES:
    November 2011 To Present
    Construction CostCONST. COST:
    N/A