September 24, 2017, 1:29 am
Georgia Southern University

Sabine & Waters was hired by the Facilities Planning and Space Utilization Department to assess the impact this expansion will have on the wetlands and natural areas of the campus. The natural areas and wetlands were inventoried and assessed for their significance, vigor, composition and viability.

Georgia Southern University located in Statesboro, Georgia embarked on a progressive expansion plan to accommodate its rapid growth. Their current enrollment of over 14,000 students and resultant needs for classrooms, offices, and infrastructures have put increased pressure on the natural areas on the campus.

Recommendations were made as to the management, protection and significance. These management recommendations included improved erosion control, maintenance of upland buffers around the wetlands, hydrologic regime corrections and intensive noxious vegetation control.