(ASHBURN, VIRGINIA April 18, 2016) – GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce that Environmental & Engineering Geoscience published a karst assessment study written by GeoConcepts and GeoCapitol staff for a natural gas transmission pipeline. The recently published article was authored by Robert K. Denton Jr. CPG, LPSS, and Ashley Hogan, PG, LEED, with technical support provided by Sam Consolvo and Cody Sheaffer. The survey is the largest utility associated karst assessment ever conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia, encompassing 48,640 acres.
The goal of the study was to assist the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in identifying habitat vulnerability for the Madison Cave Isopod. The survey used an integrated approach involving the evaluation of topographic maps, digital elevation models, shaded relief maps, satellite imagery, and historic aerial photographs to identify “concentrations” of karst features.
The karst assessment was published in the Environmental & Engineering Geoscience which is a journal published quarterly by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the Geological Society of America. The journal is viewable in GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections which encompasses over 1,100 eBooks from leading global societies.
About GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.
GeoConcepts is a minority/woman-owned business that provides professional geotechnical engineering, hydrogeologic, and environmental consulting services to private and public sector clients. GeoConcepts’ headquarters is in Ashburn, Virginia, and employs over 50 professional staff dedicated to exceeding clients’ expectations. GeoConcepts is certified as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and a small, woman and minority-owned business (SWaM/WOSB) by various Federal and local government entities.