Natural Resource Assessment

Diverse and complex ecological systems are the foundation of a quality life. The assessment of impacts to these systems are a core component of land development, infrastructure, and remediation projects.

In combination with urban and natural resource development, there is increasing pressure on ecological systems resulting in more stringent regulation of the assessment, development, and rehabilitation components of a project. The inherent uncertainty in these evaluations and the specific root cause of ecological impacts can pose challenges when you’re trying to develop effective land-development and remedial plans.

Value Driven Metrics

At EHS Support we understand how the complexities of natural resource assessment can impact the schedule for regulatory approvals and approval conditions, project-related costs, and management of stakeholder concerns and community relations, as well as how you define and determine metrics for a project’s success. Our experts help you proactively and efficiently manage and scope your assessment programs through strong scientific principles and a proven track record of developing logical and effective programs. We provide strategic advice to guide the project development to minimize, mitigate, and manage ecological impacts while realizing the vision and potential of the development opportunity.

Impact Assessment Experts

EHS Support’s team of environmental professionals work in over 20 countries and are focused on obtaining approvals that are implementable and work within the financial frameworks of the project. Our pragmatic scientists, ecologists, engineers, and planners know what needs to be done to secure timely approvals and develop financially viable projects. We focus on bringing the best resources to the project to support efficient assessments that can obtain approvals and support implementable risk management strategies.

Simply put, we get it done, providing you with the advice you need to make risk-based decisions.

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)

Our multidisciplinary team of toxicologists, risk assessors, and ecologists provides strategic advice and technical support through all phases of the NRDA process, including establishing baseline natural resource services, quantifying injury and service loss, evaluating injury causation, and scaling compensatory restoration projects. We represent you throughout the cooperative assessment process, as we strive for settlement and effective communication and negotiation with all stakeholders.

Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology

Aquatic & Terrestrial Ecology

Our team brings a diversity of experience and technologies for both qualitative and quantitative ecosystem studies for a wide range of applications. Through our extensive experience in ecological assessments, fisheries, habitat mapping, predictive modeling, threatened and endangered species surveys, dietary and food web investigations, ecotoxicology, and wetland assessments, we assess and manage potential impacts resulting from development, infrastructure, or remedial projects.

Water Quality Assessment

Water Quality Assessment

We develop robust data quality and project objectives for better understanding and management of water quality. Our specialists have years of experience in studying metals, mercury, base ions, nutrients, inorganic constituents, and organic compounds in surface waters, as well as experience in implementing watershed-scale synoptic studies to understand water quality across large geographic regions. We also have a broad skill set for analyzing and visualizing information collected in water quality assessments.

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring

EHS Support has designed and implemented short- and long-term programs to establish baseline conditions and monitor changes in key physical, biological, and chemical performance criteria following the completion of remedial or development projects. Our adaptive monitoring programs have been designed to enable data-driven decision making to more efficiently scale future monitoring elements or frequency based on the results of previous monitoring events.