Preliminary Site Assessments

EnviroScience Preliminary Site Assessment

Properties that contain natural resources and are proposed for development projects may be subject to permitting requirements through regulatory agencies such as the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Environmental Protection Agency. State and local requirements must also be taken into consideration. 

A site assessment, also known as a red flag survey, can be a useful tool to identify natural resources that may need to be avoided, coordinated, or addressed prior to property purchase, site selection, or design.

EnviroScience Preliminary Site AssessmentEnviroScience’s respected team of biologists offers site assessment services to assist developers in projects of any size. Included in this service is an initial review of secondary resource mapping to identify potential resource areas on the site.

Our experts then visit and investigate the site to locate and identify any wetlands, streams, or other waters; endangered species habitat; and/or special aquatic or terrestrial areas that may fall under federal, state, or local protection laws.

Once the site resources are identified, EnviroScience provides a detailed review of the investigation findings along with generalized mapping or other documentation that may be helpful to the client. We then use these findings to advise clients of potential permitting requirements, coordination timelines, cost estimates for permitting or required surveys, and other issues that may be involved in the development process. In this way, clients are aware of any hurdles or constraints that they may encounter during property development. Site assessments can be customized to the particular needs of the property or generalized to include a full red flag survey.

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    Few environmental firms in the country retain EnviroScience’s degree of scientific know-how, talent, and capability under one roof. The diverse backgrounds of our biologists, environmental engineers, scientists, and divers enable us to provide comprehensive in-house services and an integrated approach to solving environmental challenges—saving clients time, reducing costs, and ensuring high-quality results.

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    EnviroScience expertise includes but is not limited to: aquatic survey (including macroinvertebrate surveys and biological assessments); ecological restoration; ecological services (including impact assessments, invasive species control, and water quality monitoring);  emergency response; engineering and compliance services; endangered mussel surveys; laboratory and analysis; stormwater management; threatened and endangered species; and wetlands and streams (including delineation and mitigation). Further, EnviroScience is one of the few biological firms in the country that is a general member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and offers full-service commercial diving services