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The Wire is SWCA’s digital magazine featuring articles that reflect who we are and what we do as an organization. Click “Fullscreen” in the bottom right corner of the window below to flip through this issue, explore the links within, and learn more about our projects and people.


In this issue of The Wire, we nod to how our strong partnership with clients allows us to contribute to meaningful projects; projects that align with our purpose and connect to our employees’ passions.  

Our cover story highlights SWCA’s role in the re-imagination of the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Selected by the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, SWCA is proud to lead the environmental impact report for this unique site that has incredible historic and scientific significance. See more in The Ice Age Unearthed: Preserving the Past, Present, and Future of La Brea Tar Pits.  

We’re honored to be a part of the Anpetu Wi development, a 235-megawatt, 60-turbine wind farm to provide clean energy, independence, and sustainability for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe community in Winds of Change: SWCA Assists Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with Environmental Services for Anpetu Wi Wind Farm

Find yourself drawn into the details of the discovery of nearly 10,000 artifacts while keeping construction on track in Treasured Trash: Preserving an Unexpected Time Capsule of Utah Railroad History

Become immersed in the visual story of our ecological restoration work in the Otay River Valley near San Diego, California, in When it Rains, it Pours: How One Man’s Con Set the Stage for a River’s Destruction and Restoration

We also spoke with our technical experts on topics trending in the industry. Learn more about visual resources and why there is a growing demand for this expertise in Seeing Eye to Eye: How Visual Resources Build Consensus on Sustainable Development

And did you know the nation’s largest landlord is open for business? Navigate the federal regulatory process and requirements with ease by reading the Five Tips for Permitting Solar Energy Projects on Bureau of Land Management Land