The links listed below go to maps showing part of the 1999 Environmental Attributes Analysis for the City of Frisco. Click on a link to view the respective maps:
National Wetland Inventory (NWI):
This map shows areas with a high potential for wetland habitat within Frisco.
The NWI map should be used as a guide to show areas where the probability for occurrence of jurisdictional waters of the U.S. is high. It is incumbent on the property developers to ensure that they are in compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) prior to ground-disturbing activities. For more information on the Section 404 of the CWA, go to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website, click here.
The basic landform or topography of an area is not only a basic site design parameter, but an aesthetic resource. The City of Frisco has topography that varies approximately 200 feet in elevation from west to east. The greatest topographic relief is in the western two-thirds of the City. Knowledge of topography, soils and viewsheds, can provide an overall “picture” of opportunities and constraints associated with a particular area.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has identified several sensitive natural communities that are particularly important for conserving biotic diversity, or that are rare. One of these communities is the Sugarberry-Elm Series in Frisco, consisting of sugarberry and elm trees. This plant community has persisted mainly due to its location within the creek bottoms which are naturally protected.
Scenic Environmental Areas/Viewsheds
A viewshed includes the entire landscape as viewed from a vantage point. The map shows several viewsheds that can be considered aesthetic resources for Frisco.