Some of ABR’s first research projects in the 1980s were wildlife investigations for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in western and interior Alaska, including seabird surveys on Nunivak Island and threatened/endangered species and biological assessments of docks and road improvements in several villages. Since then our partnership with federal, state, and municipal entities has remained an important component of annual workloads. Our teams of scientists have worked in numerous states supporting environmental assessments for pre-construction phases of roads, airports, and timber harvests, post-construction monitoring, and major wetlands, snow, geomorphic, and vegetation mapping projects. Our expertise with endangered species surveys and habitat mapping has been regularly employed by the Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and USFWS, as well as numerous state and municipal or regional natural resource agencies in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
We are active in contracting under three categories in GSA: Environmental Planning and Documentation, Geographic Information Systems, and New Services (Radar Ornithology and Avian Collision studies).
Demand for our services has grown substantially for clients representing all levels of governmental resource agencies, and includes:
management, mapping, and analysis of animal telemetry data
landscape modeling, viewshed analysis, and change detection
comprehensive ecological land surveys incorporating vegetation, wetlands, and wildlife habitat mapping in one study process
science communication products (e.g., interactive maps, online webinars, posters, and pocket guides)