Wildlands Engineering named a top employer in North Carolina!

Wildlands Engineering was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Employers in North Carolina by Business North Carolina, NC SHRM and Best Companies Group.

This awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in North Carolina, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses in the state of North Carolina. The list is made up of 35 companies.

The process for selecting the 2017 Best Employers in North Carolina included two parts. The first part is an evaluation of each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

Wildlands is honored to be recognized alongside such great North Carolina companies! To view the complete list of top companies, click here.

 

NC top employer, Environmental Engineering

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The next phase of our Reedy Creek Stream Restoration project gets approval.

On March 27, Charlotte City Council approved the next phase of the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration progressive design-build contract. The next phase of the contract will include construction and monitoring services. Reedy Creek is Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services‘ (CMSWS) first design-build contract and will deliver approximately 26,000 Stream Mitigation Units (SMUs) to the City’s Umbrella Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank, while protecting and restoring streams in the Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and surrounding properties. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2017.  Learn more about the Reedy Creek Stream Restoration project by visiting: www.reedycreekrestoration.com

 

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Wildlands’ completes construction on Candy Creek Stream Mitigation Project.

Construction has recently been completed on Wildlands’ Candy Creek Stream Mitigation project in Guildford County, NC, south of the City of Reidsville. The project will provide 15,456 stream mitigation units (SMUs) on Candy Creek and nine of its tributaries in the Haw River Basin.The project will create significant ecological improvement through exclusion of cattle from the stream, restoration of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and the removal of two farm ponds. The project will also decrease nutrient and sediment loads from the watershed by eliminating widespread, severe bank erosion, connecting the onsite streams to their floodplains, and restoring native riparian buffers. The project includes categorical exclusion documentation, existing conditions assessment, landowner coordination, conservation easement acquisition, stream restoration design, permitting, construction, and seven years of post-construction monitoring.

 

Construction wraps up on our Vile Creek Stream and Wetland Mitigation Project.

Wildlands is pleased to announce that construction is complete on the Vile Creek stream and wetland mitigation project in Alleghany County, NC.  The project includes the restoration and enhancement of 7,900 feet of streams and restoration of 6.5 acres of wetlands.  The wetlands restoration includes the expansion of Southern Appalachian Bog habitat which is intended to support populations of bog turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii).  In addition, Vile Creek drains to Little River within the project conservation easement, which is a hatchery supported trout stream stocked by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC). Vile Creek also holds trout which migrate from Little River and fish habitat was constructed as an element of the project. The floodplains and wetlands on the site were planted with native tree and shrub species. Shrubs were planted on much of the site so that the bog habitat areas will not be overly shaded. By closeout, the project will result in 5,146 stream mitigation units (SMUs) and 5.82 wetland mitigation units (WMUs).

 

Vile Creek Mitigation Project