Environmental Documentation


Environmental documentation (i.e., NEPA and client sponsored NEPA-like reporting) is an area ABR excels in because our strong scientific capabilities, our thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that guide development activities and associated permitting, and an ability to write concisely and at the appropriate technical level. We have broad knowledge and considerable experience working in ecosystems in Alaska and in many of the lower 48 states, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii. Our extensive library resources and advanced information gathering abilities provide strong support for assessment of available information and data on biological resources. Specific areas of expertise in environmental documentation include:

  • 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 for accurate descriptions of the potentially affected environment
  • access to extensive published and unpublished resources needed to conduct data gap analysis for biological resources
  • broad familiarity with biological resources, habitats, and ecosystems for accurate descriptions of the potentially affected environment
  • use of spatially explicit data (e.g., from GPS collars) integrated with remote sensing data and habitat maps for describing the affected environment, assessing the geographic extent of anticipated impacts, and for comparing project alternatives
  • skill and experience working with teams of resource experts and with stakeholders to develop a balanced presentation and assessment of resources and impacts
ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"