O wners , D evelopers & M anagers trees, small stands and fragmented forests, and interior forest areas on the subject property. The acreages of all potential forest cover types are estimated to determine the number of sample plots for data collection in the field. One sample plot is required for the first three acres plus an additional plot for every two additional acres.
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2 – The second phase consists of conducting a field investigation to verify the preliminary FSD conditions, make any necessary adjustments, and to document the on-site conditions. All large eligible potential specimen trees are identified, measured, and located by GPS or survey. Sample plots are established within the forested areas and the appropriate data is collected and recorded within each forest layer. All non-forest cover types are documented. continued from page 7C Understanding New Forest Protection Regulations 3 – The third phase is processing the field data.
The UD Flora of Delaware online database has assigned a C-Value to every regional species; these C-Values range from high numbers for valu- able and uncommon species down to zero for non-native and invasive species. The FQI is the sum of the C-Values di- vided by the number of species in the plot. Determining Forest Protection Levels (FPL) The sum of all the points (Large Trees + Value Trees + Added Value Trees + Interior Forest Area + Mature Forest Area + FQI) equals the THVP at each plot which determines the FPL: identifies each FPL and acre- ages; locates all sample plots; denotes the drip line or CRZ; locates forest interiors; and identifies all specimen trees. In addition, the plan must include non-forest cover types and de- scriptions; small tree stands; zoning designations; property boundaries; existing features such as structures and roads; easements and rights-of-way; proposed development; for - ested areas and acreages pro- posed to be cleared; and any proposed mitigation areas deemed necessary. Sample plot data is tabulated to assign points to calculate the THVP which determines the FPL for each sample plot. Points are given for three categories in the upper canopy: Large Trees (>18” DBH), Value Trees (UDC List), and Added Value Trees (Beech, Oak, Hickory). Value Tree points are also given where they occur in the lower canopy, shrub layers, and herbaceous layer. Additional points are given for mature forest areas (woodland areas ≥0.2 acres dominated by trees greater than 18” DBH) and forest interiors (high -value secluded habitats ≥ 0.2 acres deep within woodlands ≥ 300 feet in from the forest edge). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an additional factor based on every species that occurs in each sample plot. The UD Flora of Delaware online database has assigned a C-Value to every regional species; these C-Values range from high numbers for valuable and uncommon species down to zero for non-native and invasive species. The FQI is the sum of the C-Values divided by the number of species in the plot. Determining Forest Protection Levels (FPL) The sum of all the points (Large Trees + Value Trees + Added Value Trees + Interior Forest Area + Mature Forest Area + FQI) equals the THVP at each plot which determines the FPL: FPL CRITERIA FOREST QUALITY Tier 1 ≥52 Total Habitat Value Points High: Mature high-value trees, native species Tier 2 26-51 Total Habitat Value Points Medium: Typical woodlands with some non-natives Tier 3 1-25 Total Habitat Value Points Low: Common trees, invasives and non-natives describes the subject prop- erty, the proposed project, data collection methods, site- specific information, data sheets, maps and figures, and site photographs. Forested areas that can be cleared for development are percentage-based and depen- dent on (1) the Forest Protec- tion Level, (2) the zoning of the subject property, and (3) the presence of a CNA. In addition, potential speci- men trees are verified by com- paring their sizes with the UDC criteria, and nonforest
or your project manager at Landmark Science & Engineering if you have any questions or need us to con- duct a Forest Habitat Value Assessment on your project. Craig Smith is an environ- mental scientist with Land- mark Science & Engineering, a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), and MD DNR-Qualified Forest Professional with over 28 years of relevant experience. Landmark Science & Engi- neering is an award-winning consulting firm, started over 35 years ago in 1987 as Landmark Engineering, Inc. The firm is one of the regions’ largest and most diverse, integrated civil engineering and environmental science consulting firms, provid- ing professional services across the disciplines of site/civil, water resources and environmental en- gineering and sciences, and land surveying. The environmental sciences include ecological (wet- lands, forest, habitat) and site remediation/brownfields. MAREJ
All non-forest cover types are documented. 3 – The third phase is pro- cessing the field data. Sample plot data is tabulat- ed to assign points to calculate the THVP which determines the FPL for each sample plot. Points are given for three cat- egories in the upper canopy: Large Trees (>18” DBH), Value Trees (UDC List), and Added Value Trees (Beech, Oak, Hickory). Value Tree points are also given where they oc- cur in the lower canopy, shrub layers, and herbaceous layer. Additional points are given for mature forest areas (woodland areas ≥0.2 acres dominated by trees greater than 18” DBH) and forest interiors (high-value secluded habitats ≥ 0.2 acres deep within woodlands ≥ 300 feet in from the forest edge). The Floristic Quality Index (FQI) is an additional factor based on every species that occurs in each sample plot.
areas and small tree stands are documented. Contact Landmark Science & Engineering Please contact Craig Smith
5 – The fifth phase is a narrative. A narrative report accom- panies the FHVA Plan and
The Forest Habitat Value Assessment (FHVA) Plan is a scaled drawing that accurately depicts all forest cover types;
Kay Realty Services sells prime medical flex building in Mount Laurel, NJ
Emergency Preparedness: Plan for the worst. . . Beyond software or malware protection programs, a facil- ity manager is responsible for ensuring that the IT team has a safe place to work and that servers and equipment can con- tinue to run in an emergency. In this case, HF Planners, LLC would recommend a "Crisis Room," sometimes called "War Rooms" or "Situation Rooms," for the workplace. This is an annex office or conference room that can be electronically and physically remote from the rest of the office. continued from page 3C 2 placed disinfecting and tem- perature check stations. Since we do not know what the "new normal" will look like after the next pandemic, flexibility is the best tool to pivot quickly and move forward. Ultimately, it's difficult to predict what shape our next major emergency will take. However, everyone deserves a workspace that can be more than a place to "do a job." HF Planners, LLC can help prepare for the worst but expect the best by providing a safe office that makes a space a "place," creating opportunities to col- laborate with co-workers or solve a crisis. do their best work.” Established in 1938, Arbee is a third-generation family- owned business. Arbee has specialized in the optimization of space and human perfor- mance through the thought- ful integration of furniture, technology, and architectural products and services. With distinct capabilities that bal- ance each other and a shared sense of purpose, the unified Arbee-dancker team is look- ing forward to creating a new chapter as an interiors inte- grator founded on a spirit of innovation and a commitment to client satisfaction. MAREJ Interior Solutions Firm dancker acquires DC-based Arbee A more recent aspect of inte- rior design's impact on emer- gency preparedness is the space's ability to be modified to accommodate a viral pandemic. Since 2020, the phrase "social distance" and the length of 6 SOMERVILLE, NJ | WASHINGTON, DC — Inte- grated interior solutions firm dancker announced that it has acquired the assets of Arbee , a Steelcase furniture dealer with offices in Piscat- away, NJ and Gaithersberg, MD, and a logistical facilities in Beltsville, MD. The acqui- sition makes dancker one of the largest Steelcase dealer in New Jersey and the Mid- Atlantic, further increasing its ability to serve clients in both regions. “The acquisition of the tal- ented team at Arbee will en- able dancker to more fully sup- feet have become part of our vernacular. This put a very sharp focus on safety for open offices that had been shrinking their physical barriers and desk sizes over the last decade. In an emergency requiring low popu- lation density and physical bar- riers between people, the facili- ty manager must figure out how to safely allow employees back into work. By working with an interior designer or workplace strategist, like HF Planners, LLC, a facility manager can explore ways to select furniture and layouts that will enable the environment to be recon- figured. The space plan is key to ensuring proper groupings and distancing between desks. In addition, forward-thinking facility managers and designers have implemented strategically port our clients and partners in solving their most challeng- ing problems as they navigate the shift to hybrid work,” said steven lang, dancker presi- dent & CEO. “Both organiza- tions strongly believe that our people are our greatest assets. As a result, we are aligned in a holistic approach to deliver innovative solutions and remarkable customer experiences. We look forward to continuing to work with our clients, expanding our existing relationships in the commercial real estate and design community to co-create destinations where people can Casey Murphy, CID is senior interior designer & project manager at HF Planners, LLC. MAREJ
5000 Dearborn Circle
and fit out for multiple tenants. SFA is a privately held, verti- cally integrated investment, management and development firm focused on suburban office value add projects; who cur- rently owns and manages 18 commercial properties. The property is strategically located at the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and west bound Rte. 38. Kay represented the buyer of the facility. MAREJ The awards identify the world’s most important manu- facturers and design firms carrying forth new examples of sustainable design. Completed in 2020, the 20-story, 1 million gsf building serves as Dominion Energy’s new corporate HQ. The office tower, formerly known as 600 Canal Place, was renamed the Thomas F. Farrell II building in honor of Dominion’s former CEO. MAREJ
MT. LAUREL NJ — Kay Realty Services LLC recently was the procuring cause of the sale of 5000 Dearborn Circle, a class A medical facility an- chored by Penn Medicine in Mt. Laurel. This 56,000 s/f fully renovated flex building located on 6.7 acres providing 270 parking spaces was purchased in 2019 by the seller, Strate- gic Funding Alternatives (SFA) , who completed a full ex- terior and interior renovation RICHMOND, VA — Pick- ard Chilton announced that Dominion Energy’s new corporate office tower, the Thomas F. Farrell II Build- ing in Richmond has been recognized with a 2022 Green GOOD DESIGN Award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design .
Thomas F. Farrell II Building receives 2022 Green GOOD DESIGN Award
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