Site development, also known as site planning, focuses on planning and developing of a site as well as impacts from permitting and environmental issues.
Clearing operations consist of the cutting, removal and satisfactory disposal of all trees, stumps, brush, shrubs, rubbish and any other objectional material within a designated area. Grubbing consists of the removal and disposal of large stumps larger and other objectional material to a specieid depth below the ground surface.
Grading is construction work that ensures a level base or specified slope for foundations, base courses for roads, and surface drainage. Excavation operations are typically classified by the type of material removed, including topsoil, muck (excess water or unsuitable soil), and unclassified (any combination thereof).