George D. Harlow Field: Environmental Permitting

Harlow Field: Environmental PermittingThe Project

  • Airport is surrounded by wetland marsh, rare species habitats, significant archaeological resources, flood concerns, drainage issues, and invasive species requiring multiple environmental permits and reviews from multiple local, state and federal agencies
  • Runway approach obstructions (trees) in 88+ acres of wetlands
  • Rare Species habitat (turtle) must be recreated
  • 3.0 acres of permanent wetland impacts from filling
  • Easements for obstruction removal over residential, commercial, and institutional properties must be acquired


Harlow Field: Environmental PermittingGale’s Solution

  • Filed permit applications and represented airport at public hearings for MA DEP Wetland Variance; MA NHESP permit (rare species); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wetlands Permit; Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Approval; MA Conservation Restriction Order amendment; Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals Permits, Site Plan, Flood Plain, Zoning permits; Marshfield Conservation Commission, Order of Conditions
  • Prepared and obtained approval for archaeological excavation permit, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Vegetation Management Plan (VMP), wetlands and flood mitigation plan, Invasive Species Management plan