King & MacGregor Environmental and Ecological Consulting Services

US Army Reserve, 81st Regional Readiness Command

Haws Crossroads Natural Resources Survey

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.

Project Highlights

  • 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

Project Information

Client: US Army Reserve, 81st RRC
Location: Washington County, Tennessee

Massive hardwoods

GIS map depicting natural resource features within the study area, which included a 1000-foot wide buffer zone

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