NEPA & Permitting

NEPA & Permitting

Species of management concern, such as threatened and endangered species and marine mammals, can delay or stop development if the permitting process is not handled properly. Our reputation for scientific rigor and objective reporting has earned the respect of federal and state resource agencies. This means we can help our clients navigate various permitting processes related to biological resources and provide a tremendous set of reporting assets to support our clients' permitting goals.

Our services

Wetlands Mapping & Permitting

  • Regulatory compliance and permit consultation
  • Preliminary jurisdictional wetland determinations
  • Analysis of wetland functions and values
  • Mitigation and restoration planning
  • GIS mapping & spatial analysis
  • Wetland status and change analyses
  • Wetland wildlife habitat evaluations

Wildlife Permitting

  • Formal and informal Section 7 consultations for threatened and endangered species
  • The Marine Mammal Protection Act permitting requirements
  • The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act permitting and compliance
  • The Migratory Bird Treaty Act permitting and compliance

Impact Assessment & Mitigation

  • Wildlife and habitat impact and disturbance evaluation
  • Industrial development impacts assessment and monitoring
  • Mitigation plan design and evaluation

Environmental Documentation

  • Unrivaled experience conducting baseline studies to fill data gaps
  • Highly respected Subject Matter Experts, particularly for TES
  • Broad familiarity with biological resources, habitats, and ecosystems
  • Access to published and unpublished resources needed to conduct data gap analysis for biological resources
  • Use of spatially explicit data (e.g., from GPS collars) integrated with remote sensing data and habitat maps
  • Skill and experience working with teams of resource experts and with various stakeholders

    Renewable Energy Development Support

    • Tier I (Site Evaluation) and Tier 2 (site characterization) assessments
    • Avian/Raptor use and nest surveys
    • Bat acoustic monitoring
    • Mist netting, telemetry, nocturnal radar, and visual studies of birds and bats
    • Post-construction fatality monitoring
    • Threatened, endangered, and sensitive species surveys
    • Conservation strategies and protection plans
    • Modeling collision risk and population impacts
    • Offshore wildlife impact assessments
    • Landscape modeling, viewshed analysis, and change detection
    • Habitat mapping and GIS

    Environmental Stewardship | Social Responsibility | Economic Viability