The role of government is simple — to effectively meet the needs of the people it governs.
Less simple, however, is balancing community needs while considering economic and environmental implications. SWCA’s government-targeted services have been developed with this unique challenge in mind. We work with agencies and local, state, and federal governments, including sovereign tribal nations, guiding our clients through issues of regulatory compliance and resource management.
• California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP)
• Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals (IAEP)
• North Houston Association (NHA)
• Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
• Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
• Texas Municipal League (TML)
SWCA works with various federal agencies to support their mission of managing the nation's assets.
We maintain a General Services Administration (GSA) contract, which allows any federal agency to negotiate directly with us.
State & Local
We work with state and local resource managers on land use plans, water resources, transportation, environmental quality, compliance, and more.
SWCA has a longstanding relationship with American Indian tribes and communities throughout the Great Plains and Western United States.
Relevant Case Studies
Hot Properties: Researching and Documenting Cold War History at Edwards Air Force Base
How do you go about managing hundreds of Cold War-era historic resources in arguably one of the most significant military facilities in the United States? You start with a highly qualified and talented team, add in extensive background research, and spend a whole lot of time in the desert armed with tablet computers.
State & Local Government
Monster Patrol: Invasive Species Removal in the Edwards Aquifer System
Yes, monsters do exist, and in the environmental realm they take the form of invasive species. With no natural predators to keep their numbers in check, invasive species often have a competitive advantage over native species and cause those native species to suffer severe population declines. This is just one example of how we've helped mitigate the consequences (environmental and economic) of invasive species for government clients.
Keeping Current: Mapping the National Wetlands Inventory
Wetlands morph and shift over time, but one thing remains the same: the need for accurate data about the landscape so that developers and land managers can accommodate the needs of people and nature. Take a look at how SWCA is helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keep the National Wetlands Inventory up to date.
Federal and Local
Rivers, Beetles, and Birds: Putting Nature Back in Balance
Over time, suitable nesting habitat along waterways has been shrinking as a result of changes in land use and water management, and with it the southwestern willow flycatcher’s populations shrank, too. Read more about how the introduction of leaf beetles had unintended consequences and how SWCA has been working to study the effects and restore the balance.
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