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Water and Natural Resource Conservation and Restoration

As the leading practitioners in water and natural resource laws and regulations, resource protection, and resource rehabilitation, our practitioners can address the most challenging regulatory, sustainability, and restoration issues facing our clients. Due to their diverse array of disciplines in engineering, science, and project management, we can provide a holistic approach for our clients’ conservation and restoration issues that is unmatched in the industry.

Our clients include a variety of project proponents and government entities including utilities, developers, municipalities, and state and local resource agencies. We also consult with federal agency officials, including those at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), as well as provide services for public interest foundations and a variety of community stakeholders.

Regulatory Understanding

Our practitioners understand the regulatory complexities and challenges of providing sustainable development and restoration solutions. We are experienced in a wide array of local, state, and federal regulatory frameworks, including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act Sections 316(b), 401, 402, and 404.

Resource Protection

Geosyntec has been instrumental in developing new and innovative methods that predict stormwater quality and physical stream stability impacts in response to land use alteration. These technical approaches enable our practitioners to plan, design, and oversee the construction of effective stormwater best management practices (BMPs) to protect downstream aquatic resources while also complying with regulatory requirements. Our field monitoring capabilities also allow us to assess the performance and effectiveness of implemented measures such that our client’s systems can be adaptively managed based on lessons learned.

Resource Rehabilitation

In many cases, both in urban and rural locations, geomorphic, water quality, and ecologic impacts have already affected various types of aquatic resources, from streams and rivers, to lakes, wetlands, estuaries, and tidal marsh systems. The collaborative efforts of our scientists and engineers provide comprehensive assessments and evaluations of the degree of impairment and provide practicable restoration or rehabilitation solutions designed to be sustainable and adaptive within the current or anticipated watershed and regulatory setting.