Natural Resource Management, Conservation Planning, and NEPA/SEPA Preparation and Review

Hamer Environmental provides a wide range of resource management and conservation planning services. We have developed and are currently working on Habitat Conservation Plans for governmental agencies and private landowners. Our environmental scientists have conducted watershed level inventories and analyses, and basin-wide planning. Our multi-disciplinary team combines in-depth understanding of the resource disciplines with on the ground experience in forest practices to yield an integrated approach to watershed analysis, basin planning, and landscape level ecosystem modeling.

Hamer Environmental staff is also experienced with national and state legal and agency requirements for the development of formal NEPA/SEPA documents such as EIS's and EA's. We can integrate many of the varying aspects inherent in such document preparation. Our staff can develop field studies that may be needed to answer specific questions regarding project impacts. Hamer Environmental provides the following services for negotiation and resolution of environmental issues for proposed developments:

  • Environmental Impact Statements Under NEPA/SEPA
  • Biological Assessments (BA)/ Biological Evaluations
  • Public Scoping, Comment and Review Process
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Field Evaluations
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Watershed Analyses
  • Ecosystem Modeling

Sample of current and recently completed projects:

HUD Biological Assessment and Noise Study for Swinomish apartment complex in La Conner, Washington, Swinomish Tribal Community.

Risk of collision modeling for the Hawaiian Petrel for a proposed wind energy development on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Sempra Generation.

Development of Section 6 proposal for purchase of lands along the Hoh River Corridor, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, Western Rivers Conservancy.

Development of the Science Team Report for the Marbled Murrelet Habitat Conservation Plan, Washington, Washington Department of Natural Resources and EDAW, Inc.

Predictive habitat modeling for the Marbled Murrelet in western Washington, Rayonier Western Forest Resources.

Northern Spotted Owl persistence and competition with Barred Owls in northwest Washington, Seattle City Light.

Hoh River Corridor Marbled Murrelet and Spotted Owl Habitat Assessment Summary and Habitat Projections, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, Western Rivers Conservancy.

Evaluation report for the five-year status review of the Marbled Murrelet in Washington, Oregon, and California, Scientific Panel Member and Project Lead, EDAW, US Fish and Wildlife.

Member: USFWS Marbled Murrelet Recovery Team, USFS Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team, and USFS Marbled Murrelet Conservation Assessment Team, US Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service.