SERVICES


ERO’s multidisciplinary project managers and staff of scientists have experience supporting clients in a wide range of environmental services. Depending on our client’s needs, ERO staff work individually or coordinate as a team to address project-specific needs. Check out our main areas of service below for information about our expertise, relevant projects, and key staff.

WATER RESOURCES:

ERO helps clients obtain and develop new water rights and supplies, protect existing water rights and uses, avoid or minimize damage to water resources and water-dependent ecosystems, navigate permitting processes, and address water quality issues. Our clients include federal, state, and local governments; irrigation and supply districts; developers; commercial businesses; individuals; and attorneys.

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NEPA COMPLIANCE:

ERO works closely with federal and state agencies and nonfederal project proponents to navigate the NEPA process and complete responsive, well-supported, and legally defensible compliance documents, including environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusions. Our clients rely on our experience and expertise to provide a straightforward approach to completing the required level of NEPA compliance and associated permitting. Our goals are to support project proponents, agencies, and partners throughout the process as efficiently as possible and to find creative “no action” solutions that eliminate the need for NEPA documentation whenever possible.

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RESOURCE PLANNING:

ERO is a recognized leader in natural resource planning for public lands, conservation efforts, and trail design. We specialize in projects that involve technical resource issues, complex policy constraints, and diverse community interest. Our goal is to provide solutions that are responsive to the unique needs of each situation and client. In addition, our strong working relationships with federal and state land management agencies, local governments, regulatory agencies, and the conservation community continue to be an asset for our clients.

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BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES:

As part of our client-focused approach to environmental planning and compliance processes, ERO provides successful solutions to biological resource issues faced by our public and private sector clients. We conduct resource inventories and impact assessments, negotiate with regulators, develop mitigation plans, and monitor post-project conditions. Our knowledge of natural resource systems, and the associated regulatory processes, results in objective and defensible science-based solutions that we deliver with integrity.

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CULTURAL RESOURCES:

ERO provides comprehensive cultural resource management services to achieve compliance under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Our clients trust ERO to navigate the increasingly complex Section 106 process, from initial project development to facilitating coordination and consultation with agencies and Native American tribes. ERO’s cultural resource specialists have developed programmatic approaches for multiple undertakings including completing large-scale inventories and treatment for complex multiyear projects. Our project expertise includes water development, electrical transmission, land development, conventional and alternative energy, transportation, and Section 404 permitting.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE:

ERO’s experience with agricultural, urban, and industrial sites allows us to bring our practical knowledge to site assessment, characterization, and remediation activities. Using innovative, yet appropriate, technologies, we specialize in cost-effective solutions to address our clients’ site-specific challenges. Our understanding of the most current federal, state, and local environmental regulations and policies allows us to assist clients with regulatory compliance, due diligence assessment, and project-oriented environmental support.

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PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES:

ERO has a long-standing relationship with on-call paleontological experts to team with us to perform paleontological surveys, construction monitoring, and fossil mitigation services including excavation, preparation, and curation of fossil specimens, as well as paleontological resource mitigation/treatment plans when necessary. These services include submeter Global Positioning System (GPS) technology capabilities, combined with our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team, to provide accurate resource locations for better resource management and long-term planning. Also included in these services is phased planning of projects that allows cost and scheduling flexibility to our clients.


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