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grading technical committee

Extensive grading for development can have serious consequences for aquatic species and habitat. The alteration of topography often makes erosion and sedimentation difficult, if not impossible, to control, and can result in post-construction stormwater management problems as well. The Grading Technical Committee developed a model grading ordinance intended to minimize the impacts of grading on the species covered by the HCP.

committee members

Name Affiliation

Mark Anderson

Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association

Rodney Buckingham

Pickens County

David Caragher Chatham Holdings
Allen Davis John Wieland Homes
Steve Dempsey Forsyth County
David Headly Dawson County
Ron James Wildlife Habitats
Lamont Kiser Bartow County
Scott Leonard Landon Group
Karl Lutjens Southland Engineering
Karen Mahurin Cherokee County
Geoff Morton Cherokee County
Bobby McGurdy Dawson County
Louise McPherson USDA NRCS
Tony Perry McKenzie-Perry Homes
Kenny Phelps Cherokee County
Jerry Presley Council for Quality Growth
Jahnee Prince Council for Quality Growth
Mike Shina Cherokee County Home Builders Association
Chris Spencer Jeremy Rutenberg Homes
Ken Trevor Trevor Consulting
Steve Turner City of Kennesaw
Ron Wikle Wikle Land Surveyors

committee staff

Emily Franzen

River Basin Center (UGA Institute of Ecology)

Tim Carter

River Basin Center (UGA Institute of Ecology)

Curt Gervich Etowah Aquatic HCP Outreach Coordinator

committee reports & documents

Standard Operating Procedure for Erosion & Sedimentation Control and Grading Ordinance, July 13, 2006, updated April 2007 (PDF)

Erosion & Sedimentation Control and Grading Ordinance Fact Sheet (PDF)


For more information:
Eric Prowell, Hydrologist
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services
105 West Park Drive, Suite D.
Athens GA 30606
(706) 613-9493