Southeastern Trail

Pipeline corridor and wildlife wetland buffer

Cardno performed environmental services for a major natural gas pipeline in Virginia.

Cardno provided critical issues analysis, environmental and cultural resources field surveys, environmental impact assessment reports, and federal and state permitting for the Southeastern Trail Project in Virginia.

Wetland boundary markers for pipeline corridor

The project consisted of 7.72 miles of new natural gas pipeline (Manassas Loop) located along the existing Transco Mainline and compressor station additions at three existing facilities. Cardno conducted the critical issues analysis during the initial planning stage and the environmental and cultural resources field surveys.

Cardno’s Data Acquisition Program has streamlined the collection of field data by providing high resolution 50cm satellite imagery of the project at regular monthly intervals. 

Our satellite shots include 3-band visual data as well as near infrared (NIR) imagery.

This data is being integrated with other aerial imagery, terrestrial imagery, reports, and field notes in Cardno’s client-facing Digital Data Fusion Platform (DDFP). The DDFP gives the client a living Common Operational Picture of their project 24/7 and provides a robust artificial-intelligence-based analytics toolkit for the rapid delivery of actionable intelligence. Digitizing their data acquisition plan has resulted in the reduction of both risk and cost while adding tremendous value and depth to their decision-making process. 

Cardno is currently providing federal and state permitting and licensing support for environmental, archaeology, and historical resources. Staff coordinated with Prince William County, VA to confirm the project would be exempt from obtaining an authorization under the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act.