FSWCD Vernal Pools Development 2 09

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The Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District's Vernal Pool presentation, Feb. 21.

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FSWCD Vernal Pools Development 2 09

  1. 1. Vernal Pools in the Age of Development Franklin Soil and Water David Reutter, AICP CESSWI Urban Conservationist Conservation District
  2. 2. • 5.5 % total wetland landcover • 95% of that freshwater types • 51% forested
  3. 3. • Quantifies functional abilities • Depressional wetlands store/remove stormwater • Riverine wetlands desynchronize flood events
  4. 4. 2005 • 125 acre site • 84 acres hydric soils • 67% of site
  5. 5. 2007 • 87.5 acres impervious • 70% of site • 12.3 acres stormwater basins
  6. 6. Some Franklin Co. Wetlands Farmed Wetland Farmed Wetland - Pasture Forested Wetland in crop field Riparian Wetland
  7. 7. Franklin SWCD efforts Local Wetland Mapping Inventory Setback & Buffer regulations Tree Preservation Code
  8. 8. “The squeaky wheel gets the grease!”
  9. 9. Thanks! Any questions? Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District

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