WALKER HOLLOW

KINGS CREEK, CALDWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Walker Hollow is an approximately 675-acre wooded site situated in mountainous region of Caldwell County, North Carolina.  Environmental services were contracted with a private equity firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Headwater conducted a Baseline Natural Resources Inventory. We reviewed pertinent literature and conducted a site reconnaissance to determine if unique natural communities were present, if rare or threatened species inhabit the site, and to locate potential cultural and historic resources.

Our client specializes in utilizing distressed real estate for land conservation purposes. The conservation of this large undeveloped tract of land yielded significant tax savings for the owners and vested partners

 

utility scale solar farm

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, SOUTH CAROLINA

Headwater provided a suite of environmental services for a proposed solar farm located at an approximately 195-acre site in South Carolina. Headwater completed a Wetland Delineation, GPS location services, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, and a Natural Resources Assessment.  A jurisdictional determination (JD) was obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and determined to be consistent with our initial wetland flagging efforts.  A redesign of the site boundaries dictated revisions to each of the reports, which Headwater prepared and completed in a timely manner.  

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csx easement and main street park

HAMLET, RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

We assisted the City of Hamlet with the decision making process associated with acquiring new lands to be incorporated into their Historic Depot Museum and Visitor's Center. The Main Street Park is situated in downtown Hamlet, adjacent and abutting one of the oldest railroad depots in the Southeast. Our environmental assessment included a vast review of historical resources dating back to 1884. Nestled in the land of sand and pine, Hamlet once operated as a busy railroad junction for travelers voyaging up and down the coast. We appreciated the opportunity to assist Hamlet with acquiring new lands, and we were fortunate to experience a unique history lesson. 

 

country haven subdivision

WILMINGTON, NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

The was the first project in the books for Headwater. Wetlands had been previously identified at the site; however, the jurisdictional determination (JD) expired. Due to antecedent conditions associated with below average rainfall and an unrelated subsidence of the groundwater table, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was reluctant to approve the revised wetland boundary. Fortunately, Paul Pascarosa spent over 4 years monitoring the site and collecting data prior to founding Headwater. Relying on this data, Headwater was able to navigate the regulatory process and obtain the JD for the Country Haven subdivision.     

 

atlantic coast pipeline

VARIOUS COUNTIES THROUGHOUT WEST VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA

Headwater served as a subcontractor during the corridor study for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project. The ACP is a proposed 550 mile long natural gas pipeline extending from West Virginia, through Virginia, to the North Carolina/South Carolina border. Environmental services along the 550 mile corridor included Wetland Delineations, Stream Assessments, Biological Assessments, and Nuisance Species Surveys. The Trimble Geo 7x was utilized to record GPS coordinates of the environmental features observed in the field. Headwater mobilized to locations throughout the coastal plain of North Carolina to the mountains of West Virginia. Daily field reports were prepared and submitted to Dominion Power and the Natural Resource Group, LLC. Additionally,  coordination with the survey teams, archaeological teams, engineers, and land owners was a critical component of the daily operation.