Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.

About Us

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, has grown from its 1991 inception to be one of the leading natural and cultural resources consulting firms in the mid-Atlantic. Our engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists, permit compliance specialists, arborists, archeologists, ecosystem & restoration specialists, surveyors, and geographic information specialists provide expertise and experience for public and private sector clients to obtain Clean Water Act permits and other environmental approvals. WSSI has provided services on ±7,500 projects, encompassing ±275,000 acres. In addition, we’ve created and restored over 1,000 acres of wetlands and ±235,000 linear feet (44+ miles) of streams. Understanding the unique perspectives of our clients allows WSSI to successfully integrate the practical constraints of economics and land plan requirements with the need to satisfy local, state, and federal regulations.
As a testament to WSSI’s outstanding achievements and unparalleled expertise in its field, we have received numerous industry awards, and our principal staff are often asked to conduct classes and seminars for regulatory agencies, universities, and industry associations. In addition, WSSI staff frequently testify before local, state, and national legislative committees regarding wetlands and water resources policy.


  • Field Notes newsletter
  • Staff in Richmond, as well as our Gainesville, Virginia headquarters; Roanoke, Virginia; and Odenton, Maryland.
  • Water Resource Engineering, Stream & Wetland Restoration, Wetland & Stream Delineations, Clean Water Act Permitting
  • Tree Assessments, Inventories, & Plans, Environmental Permit Compliance, Cultural Resources, Ecosystem Restoration
  • Surveying, LID Consultation, GIS


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, has grown from its 1991 inception to be one of the leading natural and cultural resources consulting firms in the mid-Atlantic.
WSSI works with clients to maintain stormwater and wetland permit compliance and remediate concerns on project sites.
WSSI scientists delineate and assess wetlands & streams, search for rare species, and evaluate tree stands to prepare for site development plans and the permitting process.
WSSI archeologists working on a cemetery dig; we investigate cultural resources on sites proposed for development and guide our clients through Section 106 compliance.
We follow our robust quality control measures on every project, large or small.
Our survey staff are adept at performing less common but essential surveys related to the design and construction of projects within and related to the natural environment.  It’s this fact that often separates our survey capability from other firms and is the reason WSSI surveyors are sometimes called upon to provide services for firms that already have traditional survey capabilities.
WSSI scientists conducting an aquatic habitat assessment necessary for the permitting process.
WSSI restored Snakeden Branch as part of the Northern Virginia Stream Restoration Bank
WSSI established the first mitigation bank in Virginia: the 230 acre Julie J. Metz Wetlands Bank on Neabsco Creek.
WSSI has designed, constructed, maintained, and/or monitored more than 200 wetland mitigation sites, including stormwater wetlands, to provide compensation for impacts to surface waters. WSSI's Cedar Run Wetlands Bank, the largest in Virginia, is provides refuge to more than 125 bird species.
WSSI provides LID consultation services. Our portfolio of creative solutions includes our own LEED Gold Certified building and campus at our headquarters in Gainesville. Come tour our rain graden, green roof, RPA boardwalks, stormwater swale, pervious concrete and paving, and much more!