Environmental Planning

Planning for complex, controversial projects doesn’t need to be complicated. We are experts at navigating projects through the intersection of science, regulations, and multiple stakeholder interests.

Rigorous Science Expertly Distilled

We distill rigorous scientific research into legally defensible, clearly communicated messages. Our knowledge of regulations and long-term experience with regulatory agencies keeps us ahead of the curve so we can anticipate challenges to your project, and provide options for timely solutions. We emphasize the importance of rigorous analysis in successful problem solving and demonstrate that accurately defining the problem is the crucial foundation to solving it.

Nimble, Capable Team

For each project, we craft a team with the right specialized, applicable experience. We combine the professional resources and technical specialists of a big firm with the nimbleness of a smaller firm, allowing us to be true ambassadors for your project. Our planners and scientists are supported by our editorial QA/QC team so you can present high quality, reader-friendly documents.

Champions for Your Project

Whether in front of planning commissions or the community, our project managers and public outreach experts help advance your objectives. Most of all, we’re great to work with, and we make the process enjoyable, even when puzzling through thorny issues.

  • South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan and Aquatic Resources Plan

    Case Study

    The SSHCP provides development and infrastructure projects with streamlined, predictable federal and state permitting processes while creating a preserve system to protect habitat, open space, and agricultural lands.

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  • Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

    Case Study

    Four agencies undertook a collaborative planning effort to facilitate renewable energy development across California deserts while conserving natural resources and uses.

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  • Tejon Mountain Village Planned Development

    Case Study

    Tejon Mountain Village is a proposed 5,082-acre master-planned residential, commercial, and recreational development within 270,000 acres.

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