Terry Buchen

A well-prepared Aspen Corp. overcomes environmental restrictions and withstands bad weather to complete a renovation project at Wisp Resort.

This golf course is the first one in Garrett County, Md., to have a project like this, and Aspen had to deal with two environmental agencies. They installed 22 sediment basins and used buffer strips of vegetation to protect a Class Tier II trout stream. It took one year to get a permit to remove a pond. Aspen did this all during record rainfall. They set up many silt fences and cleaned up a lot of silt. They had excellent erosion and sediment control, and responded to design changes and met all deadlines.