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Environment - Bi-State Regional Commission

Elected officials and community staff are challenged to meet environmental goals and mandates, implement controls and manage resources wisely and cost effectively. Bi-State staff can provide assistance with information and resources on floodplain management, stormwater management and erosion control, wetland mitigation, historic preservation, conservation, solid waste management, greenway planning and development, riverfront development, park and recreation planning, air and water quality.

Development Ordinances assist in development and interpretation of environmental ordinances, addressing, zoning, subdivision, flood plain management, stormwater and erosion control, conservation or riverfront overlays and other environmental areas.

Environmental Assessments and Reviews at a county level for land use conversions. Conducts environmental reviews for grants in compliance with NEPA requirements.

Floodplain Management offers assistance with floodplain ordinances and management issues. Maintain current copies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps for regions identified special flood hazard areas which are available for review. Provide resource information on floodplain management, flood insurance and floodplain mitigation planning.

Grant Applications are done for parks, recreation and open space efforts, riverfront enhancements, and solid waste/recycling programs

Grant Management is done for any type of awarded project, maintaining compliance with all applicable state and federal guidelines and requirements.

Greenway Planning provides area or county level plans to establish system of open space corridors, either for active use (trails, scenic byways, etc.) or passive use (wildlife/plant preservation, floodplain management, erosion control, water quality improvement, etc.).

Park and Recreation Planning includes either system or master plans on a community-wide or site plan basis.

Regional Conservation Directory is a directory of federal and state environmental, conservation and natural resource agencies and includes various citizen advocacy references. Available for purchase. General Technical Assistance and Special Studies.

pdf 2016-05_Regional_Conservation_Directory.pdf (1.46 MB)