BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Althouse and Meade, Inc. produces specialized biological resource reports, including but not limited to:
Our Biological Reports provide agencies and stakeholders with information regarding biological resources on properties, assess potential impacts to biological resources that could occur from proposed projects, and recommend measures to minimize or mitigate these impacts. Our reports are prepared in compliance with CEQA and NEPA standards.
Our Botanical Reports provide information regarding the botanical resources on properties and assess impacts to these resources by proposed projects. Species-specific mitigation or restoration recommendations are given with respect to proposed projects.
We perform thorough jurisdictional delineations of federal and state wetlands and waters per USACE, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC requirements.
Habitat Restoration and Land Management Plans
Our experienced staff is skilled at planning, writing, implementing, and monitoring a variety of habitat restoration projects and land management plans including projects in the Coastal Zone, construction restoration, riparian restoration, grazing plans, and many more.
We perform Habitat Evaluations using our intimate knowledge of ecology and botany to assess species-specific habitat quality and quantity for use in determining appropriate compensatory mitigation from project related impacts.
Protocol Species Surveys
Our agency approved biologists determine the presence or absence of species on properties by conducting species-specific surveys to agency standards.
Our biologists have experience working on major construction sites communicating with electricians, heavy equipment operators, foremen, and other crew members. We strive to protect environmental resources while maintaining project progress and preventing compliance violations.
Our office prepares State and Federal permit applications for authorizations under Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act and Fish and Game Code 1602. We provide biological resource studies and analysis for USFWS Section 7 and 10 actions under the Endangered Species Act, and for California Code section 2081 authorizations under the California Endangered Species Act.