Natural Resources

Maintaining a healthy ecosystem is vitally important.  Therefore, protecting and enhancing the functional value our natural resources provide toward sustaining that ecosystem is crucial. 

Wetlands, threatened and endangered species, and critical area studies are integral issues in acquiring permits for project completion and site development. At Shannon & Wilson, we understand the natural and regulatory processes involved, can explain them to you clearly, and assist in establishing cost-effective approaches that reduce the impact to your project, while helping to preserve a strong ecosystem. Our services include:

  • Permitting and regulatory compliance
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation
  • Wetlands delineation, permitting, and mitigation design
  • Plant and animal surveys
  • Fisheries/stream studies
  • Soils analysis
  • Stormwater/watershed management
  • Water quality analysis

Shannon & Wilson created a document titled "Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP)" for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities.  This document can be downloaded here.