NEPA & Permitting

NEPA, EIA & 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

Wildlife Permitting

  • Formal and informal Section 7 consultations for threatened and endangered species
  • Familiarity with requirements for the various types of permits needed to comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Experience working with all major federal and state resource agencies managing biological resources in Alaska
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with permitting to comply with the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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  • Access to extensive published and unpublished resources needed to conduct data gap analysis for biological resources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 
  • Work with teams of resource experts and stakeholders to develop a balanced presentation and assessment of resources and impacts

    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