Utilities & Telecom


Utilities & Telecom

ABR has more than 20 years of experience providing environmental services for utilities and the telecommunications industry throughout Alaska, Hawaii, and the Lower 48. In addition to conducting standard surveys for a wide variety of wildlife and habitats, our lead scientists have developed highly effective, peer-reviewed techniques for investigating the behaviors of birds and bats near transmission lines and towers. We use state-of-the-art equipment (e.g., radar, night-vision optics, and acoustic detectors) and statistically rigorous analyses to assess the spatial and temporal activity patterns of birds and bats at those structures. We also employ our innovative Ecological Land Survey approach to integrate wildlife, plant, wetland, and physical landscape components into comprehensive field survey, classification, and mapping products that are invaluable for planning and permitting efforts. Our services include:

  • pre-development baseline surveys for wildlife and fish
  • comprehensive ecological land surveys incorporating vegetation, wetlands, and wildlife habitat mapping
  • utility-corridor feasibility studies, collision risk assessment and modeling
  • endangered, threatened, and sensitive species studies and consultations
  • compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
  • post-construction fatality monitoring and modelling of collision risksĀ 
  • NEPA, environmental impact studies and assessments, and permitting support
Environmental Stewardship | Social Responsibility | Economic Viability