JT Engineering was the prime consultant for the design of the Resort Road Wetland Mitigation project. The project was needed to mitigate wetland impacts resulting from the I 41 expansion in Brown County. During the design of this project extensive coordination was done with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Brown County Land Conservation Department to meet the needs of all agencies. The project created 122 acres of wetlands including: 60 acres of wet meadow, 33 acres of riparian forested, 18 acres of shallow marsh, and 10 acres of deep marsh. The existing 27 acres of wetlands was preserved on site as well.
The project modified the existing drainage ways through the site in order to expand the area considered wetland. The flow within these modified drainage ways was designed to be controlled to provide benefits to Northern Pike spawning activities and waterfowl habitat within the site. Areas were also designed within the site to be excavated to a depth below the existing ground water table to provide sustained water pools. Resort Road Wetland Mitigation Site provides a self-sustaining wetland site that blends well with the surrounding area and provides increased fish spawning and wildlife habitat.