The challenges of land development are unique and complex. SWCA helps land development clients and landowners seeking entitlements meet these challenges so that they can effectively and responsibly achieve project goals.
We provide environmental assistance for the development of master planned communities as well as urban, open space, commercial, resort, and recreational areas. SWCA assists federal and state agencies as well as development, mining, and transportation clients with services for land exchanges. For all projects, we provide creative, environmentally sound solutions that maintain and build project value and demonstrate environmental leadership.
Meet The Experts
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Full Service Support
- Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
- Environmental Assessments (EA)
- Third-party Technical Review
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Full Service Support
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 Permitting
- Nationwide, State, Regional, Local, and Individual Permits
- Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance, including Section 7 Consultations, Section 10(a) Permitting, and Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys
ASSESSMENT, MANAGEMENT, AND RESTORATION
- Archaeological and Cultural Resources Surveys
- Archaeological Monitoring
- Paleontological Monitoring
- Conservation Banking
- Wetland and Stream Mitigation Banking
- Ecological Restoration
- Habitat Assessments and Evaluations
- Biological Surveys, Assessments and Evaluations
Relevant Case Studies
This case study takes a look at how SWCA is helping a Texas land owner and partner of Gin City Land Company create a wetland mitigation bank to bring back wetland habitat and maintain her family's ties to the land.
Endangered & Threatened Species
Once a species is protected by the Endangered Species Act, activities that negatively impact those species could require authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. SWCA tracks threatened and endangered species issues closely and offers the following tips for staying ahead of the game.
The Willamette River waterfront in downtown Portland was once the site of WWI and WWII shipbuilding efforts. An effort began in 1987 to transform the industrial shoreline and “brownfield” into a livable landscape. Based on more than 15 years of comprehensive analysis and a concerted effort to safeguard the public and the environment, the redevelopment project has been one of the most extensive privately funded, voluntary cleanups undertaken on the Willamette River.
Geographic Information Services
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. Knowing how and where wetlands fit into the landscape makes adequate decision-making and planning possible.
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