Ecological Services

Response to Client Needs

The BSK ecological team (ecologists, biologists, and environmental scientists) works closely with our earth scientists (geologists, geotechnical engineers, hydrologists, and chemists) and provides a seamless, integrated response to initial site reconnaissance, special studies, CEQA, and permitting documents, and through to site build-out.

Policy and Strategic Suport

BSK’s ecological services include strategic support for legislative efforts and regional initiatives. Our team members have worked on state and federal projects ranging from Superfund (NPL), the recent California water legislation, to the Bay-Delta Mercury TMDL process.

Studies and Permitting

Inventories of flora and fauna are necessary to establish permitting requirements, and in some cases develop appropriate habitat. BSK provides a variety of ecological services which assist our clients in gaining regulatory agency approval for project implementation. Our services include:

  • State and Federal Permitting
  • Mitigation, restoration, and Monitoring Plans
  • Wetland and ordinary high water mark mapping
  • HEC and channel migration modeling
  • Channel design
  • Construction monitoring to ensure compliance with plans and permits
  • Monitoring the success of the mitigation and restoration plans

Project and Planning Due Diligence

BSK provides a wide variety of ecological services which assist our clients in gaining regulatory agency approval for project implementation. We offer creative solutions to land use assessment and planning issues. Ecological site screening for projects and development are often required for due diligence, and can save considerable time and money if the project moves forward.