The arctic and subarctic is a beautiful landscape composed of delicate ecosystems, complex waterways, and unique soil conditions that are all connected in one way or another. Our environmental team is well versed in our distinctive land and has leant their experience to clients ranging from public entities, large private corporations, and smaller local governments and communities. We are responsive and quickly able to take on your complicated environmental challenges ranging from assisting with or leading the NEPA documentation process, navigating environmental permitting, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs), wetland delineations, and hydrology studies. Communication, innovation, and technical competence are the foundation of our success in NEPA document preparation, field studies, and permitting.
Acquisition of environmental permits from federal, state, and local agencies can be cumbersome and time-consuming. We streamline this process for our clients by 1) recognizing which permits a project will need, 2) preparing permit applications, and 3) negotiating appropriate permit stipulations and/or mitigation with the jurisdictional agencies.
Management and preservation of surface and subsurface water sources is important to protect the environment around your jobsite for the near term as well as into the future. We can assist with stream bank erosion mitigation strategies and fish passage culvert design. Members of our environmental group specialize in hydrologic analysis. This expertise supports storm drainage design and analysis for our civil department, as well as aids in developing wetland, fish habitat and floodplain permits.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policies and regulations can be a lengthy and complex process with the ability to greatly impact project schedules and costs. Our environmental team functions as a link between clients, engineers, scientists, agencies, and the public to ensure that the process proceeds smoothly. Our environmental staff has the capacity, flexibility, and specific knowledge to lead all kinds of projects through the NEPA process requirements of numerous agencies, including the FAA, FHWA, FTA, USACE, EPA and USDA.
Stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) are a staple of nearly all projects in the state. Our team can help you assess the surface hydrology on your site and develop mitigation strategies to ensure your project’s compliance with the State’s Construction General Permit.
PDC has a staff experienced in wetland delineations who excel at developing wetland mitigation options. In a state where over 40% of the surface area is covered in federally defined wetland, it’s imperative to know the wetland boundaries for the land your project falls on. Our team can work with yours to clearly define this area, determine the required permitting, and develop a suitable mitigation strategy if needed.