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Environmental Planning

Minimizing environmental impacts is a goal of every project but all projects face unique obstacles. That’s where we fit in. At times, environmental documentation can seem like a confusing web of red tape.

We make it simple. We’ve mastered the complex coordination required by multi-agency review and are known for inclusive public involvement and skillful consensus building. Our strong relationships with agencies at the local, state, and federal level enable us to develop effective environmental documentation, resulting in positive solutions and successful projects.

Federal NEPA Documents

  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Categorical Exclusion documents
  • Section 4(f) evaluation for parklands and historic sites
  • Section 6(f) for LAWCON site mitigation

Minnesota Environmental Documents

  • Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAW)
  • Alternative Urban Area Wide Reviews (AUAR)
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Environmental Analysis Studies

  • Social, Economic, Environmental (SEE) Impact Assessments
  • Community impact studies
  • Environmental justice studies
  • Visual impact assessments
  • Water resource studies
  • Wetland impact evaluations, permit and mitigation needs
  • Vegetation surveys
  • Rare Species Impact Avoidance and Mitigation Planning
  • Noise monitoring, modeling and mitigation
  • Air quality modeling and analysis
  • Land use analysis

Wetland and Resource Permits/Approvals

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Permits
  • Watershed District / Watershed Management Organization Permits
  • Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act Approvals
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Public Waters Work Permits