Welcome to Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc.

The Professional Wetland Scientists referred the most by developers, land surveyors, civil engineers, structural engineers, real estate agencies, builders and private landowners.

A multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm

Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. specializes in wetland science and its affect on land development. Our reputation for quality work and expertise reflect our high standards of service.

Professional Services

We assist landowners, design engineers, surveyors, developers and planners through all phases of the wetland regulatory process. Our extensive background in the fields of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying provides a solid understanding of the important steps of both Land Development and Subdivision approvals.

Exceptional Service

With Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. you can expect exceptional service, friendly collaboration, and highly educated, experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Referred By Many

See testimonials below for just a sample of our extensive Client base.


"For the past 30 years, I have relied on Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. when making sound land decisions. Professional and knowledgeable, you can count on Lisa for prompt and courteous service."

John McElroy, President Lake Harmony Land Holdings and President, Harmony Beverage, Inc.

"We have been using the services of Lisa Sparnon of Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. for close to 20 years. Lisa has assisted us with environmental information that was needed in acquisition of building properties for ourselves and our clients. Lisa's expertise in wetland delineations allowed for proper placement of construction projects and as well as any encroachment permitting that may be needed. Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. was timely and within projected budget expectations. We highly recommend this company for their expert environmental consultation."

John H. Holohan, President, Liberty Homes Custom Builders

"Sparnon Wetland Services always promptly returns calls and efficiently flags wetlands and provides reports and assistance with environmental forms. They are knowledgeable about the vegetation and regulations. Her firm’s delineations have not been challenged. They take their work seriously and take pride in their work."

Ann Wingert

"I’ve used Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. as a consultant on many projects over the last ten plus years. They assisted me with various types of environmental issues including: wetland delineations, phase 1 studies, and environmental permitting. I would recommend them to anyone as their work has always been top notch, high quality, and on time."

E.S. – Pennsylvania Licensed Engineer

"Sparnon Wetland Services is a very thorough and quick reacting organization. Whenever contracted for a task, they get it done professionally, timely and accurately allowing for our organization to move forward in planning of projects for our community. Thank you to Lisa and her team!"

Eric H. Usbeck General Manager Arrowhead Lake Community Association

"I have known and worked with Lisa Sparnon for close to 30 years, both in conducting field studies, completing environmental evaluations and delineations as well as in regulatory analysis and permitting. I have found her to be extremely professional, technically precise and thorough in her work. I would unequivocally recommend her to anyone needing an experienced professional in the field of Wetland Science and permitting."

Pat McHugh, PWS

"As a dam engineer, I have numerous occasions when I need a wetland delineation or an environmental assessment. Standard procedure: I send Lisa Sparnon the details of my project (usually a dam repair) and she takes it from there. She knows the plants, soils and the creatures involved. Her reports are never questioned by the agencies involved with dams."

Charles A. Givler, PhD, P.E.

"I have used Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. and they provided me with the professional documents needed. Lisa was very professional and on time. I would recommend her services to anyone."

Frank A Navarro, Sr., Shohola School District

"Very professional, I needed a Wetland survey for new construction of my lakefront property and asked several friends and all recommended Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. All my questions were answered during the survey which helped my design. I recommend this company to anyone who needs a wetland survey."

John Connors, Pocono Lake

Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc.

Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. has provided quality environmental consulting services since 1996. As founder and President, Lisa J. Sparnon has not only brought her educational achievements, but also over 30 years experience in the fields of wetland science, land surveying and civil engineering to offer a multidisciplinary approach to all her projects. Ms. Sparnon graduated from Hunter College of the City University of NY with a Bachelors degree in Geology and earned her Masters degree in Environmental Resource Management from East Stroudsburg University. She is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists and also DBE certified by the PA Dept. of Transporation.

Wetland Delineations

We have delineated thousands of parcels, ranging in size from 1/4 acre to over 500 acres, including linear infrastructure projects and dam evaluations for rehabilitation or removal.

All Phases of Federal & State Encroachment Permitting

Very proficient in all phases of Federal USACOE wetland regulations and guidelines and State (NY, NJ & PA) encroachment permitting procedures for prompt reviews and approvals.

Rare Plant Surveys

Recognized botanist by PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources.

Habitat Evaluations

Forest inventories, vegetative analysis, species habitat evaluations and environmental assessments.

Wetland Functions and Values Determinations

Wetland Mitigation Design

Mitigation site selection, design and monitoring.

Wetland Restoration/Enhancement

Restoration of previously disturbed or degraded wetland habitat, providing habitat for native species.

Phase I Environmental Assessments

Meeting current ASTM 1527 standards, guidelines and exclusions.

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plan Submissions

Preparation & submission of Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Plans as part of PA Chapter 105 permitting guidelines.

Phase I Bog Turtle Habitat Surveys

Recognized Phase I Bog Turtle Habitat Surveyor by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Choose Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc.

We have the expertise and experience to guide our clients through the gauntlet of environmental regulations.

About Us

 Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. is a woman owned business, established in 1996. Owned and operated by Lisa J. Sparnon, M.S., SPWS, Lisa established her business after working for many years for consulting firms in the fields of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Born and raised in NYC, Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Hunter College of the City University of New York before relocating to Pike County, Pennsylvania in 1986. She then continued her education at East Stroudsburg University to complete her graduate studies towards a Master’s degree in Biology/Environmental Resource Management, with an emphasis in botany.

Over the last 22 years, Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. has conducted thousands of site assessments, ranging in size from ¼ acre to 500+ acres, including feasibility studies prior to land purchase, dam removal/upgrade projects, bridge replacement/upgrade projects, utility line projects, lake dredging projects, endangered and threatened species surveys, wetland mitigation projects and stormwater management projects, not including the numerous site assessments previously completed while working for other consulting firms. Her client base is extensive and comprised of numerous repeat customers. She is certified as Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists since 2005, DBE certified by the PA Dept. of Transportation as a woman owned business and certified by the PA Dept. of General Services as a small business under the Commonwealth’s Small Business Contracting Program. Lisa is also a recognized botanist by the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources and a recognized Phase I Bog Turtle Surveyor by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. also has extensive experience working with prime contractors as part of a comprehensive team, providing environmental services to engineering and surveying firms for large projects for States, Municipalities, lake communities or individual land owners. These firms rely on her expertise in all phases of wetland management, including site delineations, wetland encroachment permit approvals, environmental assessments, mitigation design and monitoring, violation resolutions, wetland restoration and rare species surveys. Due to this, Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. enjoys a good working relationship with many consulting firms, in addition to all the regulatory agencies involved moving a project forward from the design phase to the construction phase.

Sparnon Wetland Services, Inc. enjoys an outstanding reputation for quality of work and extensive knowledge of current Federal, State (NY, NJ & PA), County and local regulations pertaining to wetland science and its effect on land development.


Floodplain wetland in Chester County, PA

Floodplain wetland in Chester County, PA

Leucothoe racemosa (fetterbush) in Pike County, PA

Leucothoe racemosa (fetterbush) in Pike County, PA

Thamnophis sauritis (ribbon snake) entwined in barberry bush in Monroe County PA

Thamnophis sauritis (ribbon snake) entwined in barberry bush in Monroe County PA




President & CEO

A Professional Wetland Scientist certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists, holding an advanced degree in Environmental Resource Management, including almost 32 years of hands-on experience.

    PAUL A. WARREN, PWS Emeritus

    PAUL A. WARREN, PWS Emeritus

    Wetland Biologist

    A Professional Forester and certified Professional Wetland Scientist Emeritus with a BS Degree in Resource Management and a Masters Degree in Forestry. Over 40 years experience.

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      106 Rock Court
      Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328