Wetland & Natural Resources

Berg♦Oliver Associates, Inc. has vast experience with Natural Resources.  Proposed actions often require additional coordination and approval of the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas General Land Office, Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and National Marine Fisheries Service.

Berg♦Oliver's professionals are recognized leaders in providing assessments for wetlands and Jurisdictional Waters of the United States.  They excel at the permitting services required by Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. All delineations of Jurisdictional Waters of the United States are performed in accordance with the 1987 USACE Wetland Delineation Manual and the appropriate regional supplement.

Compensatory mitigation systems are often required as part of a USACE permit; and where applicable, Berg♦Oliver can design these systems,  which require a unique understanding of the natural environment.

The firm has designed and/or built over 2,500 acres of wetland habitat, including several wetland mitigation banks.

 

Wetland Mitigation Banking Solutions: Lower Brazos River Mitigation Bank http://www.brazosmitigationbank.com/

 

Services
  • Due Diligence Investigation
  • Wetland and Waters of the U.S. Delineation
  • Coastal Zone Coordination
  • Compensatory Mitigation and Habitat Restoration
  • Geological Assessment & Water Pollution Abatement Planning
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Assessment
  • Archeology & Cultural Resource Assessment
  • Biological and Physiological Assessment
  • Natural Resources Impact Assessment
  • Natural/Cultural Resource Master Planning
  • Mitigation Banking
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coordination
  • State Wetland and Stream Functional Assessments:
    • Hydrogeomorphic Modeling (HGM)
    • USACE Galveston District Level I and Level II Stream Condition Assessments (SWG-Tool Level I and II)
    • Texas Rapid Assessment Modeling (TXRAM)