King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME) was contracted by Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM) to perform a natural resources survey for the U.S. Army Reserve 81st Regional Readiness Command training site located in Haws Crossroads, Tennessee. KME ecologists gathered and reviewed information pertaining to the general physical environment of the region and of the study area. KME ecologists surveyed and characterized the natural resource features within the study area including streams, wetlands, habitat, land-use types, soils, flora and fauna. Potential rare, threatened and endangered (RTE) species habitat was investigated.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) database and several GIS maps were constructed depicting physical water resources, wetlands, habitat, land-use types and other natural resource features within the study area. Areas containing highly-erodible soils, stream water quality maintenance and stewardship of a small, locally unique climax forest habitat were discussed as possible constraints for planning and implementation of 81st RRC training activities.
- 565-acre study area
- Surveyed and characterized streams, wetlands, terrestrial
habitat, land-use types and soils
- Documented 114 plant species and 31 animal species
within the study area
- Assessed stream habitat quality using state and federal
rapid bioassessment protocols
- Created GIS database and maps
- Prepared a comprehensive report for the client
Client: US Army Reserve, 81st RRC
Location: Washington County, Tennessee
GIS map depicting natural resource features within the study area, which included a 1000-foot wide buffer zone