Environmental Protection & Advocacy

“…That’s about it: I knew what I was doing–it’s really what being professional means.” J.L. Carr

Environmental Advocacy

EOS is a professional and ethical company. Virginia has over 20 years as a regulatory field biologist. She has implemented many different kinds of regulations including CEQA/NEPA, and those related to endangered species, mitigation, habitat, and water. Virginia can offer much lower rates than an environmental attorney and do much of the same kind of work plus she has the field biology education and experience–something many environmental attorneys lack.

Should legal experts be needed, she has great contacts and can make this kind of referral. She has also worked with attorneys and/or other experts on past projects and can be added to teams to provide additional expertise.

Project Review

We review projects based on an underlying principle of many environmental regulations: avoidance. Various environmental regulations call for a common sense approach known as “avoid, minimize, mitigate”. This means that excellent planning should, as the first objective, attempt to AVOID all environmental impacts. If this is not possible, then you move to the second step–minimizing them as much as possible. The last resort is mitigation.

In order to properly design a project, the biological/ecological surveys should always be done FIRST then the results of the surveys are integrated into the design/site planning process. This approach invariably translates into better projects. Environmental impacts have their costs–not just to a developer but to our society, including YOU. Proper planning AVOIDS this. “Avoidance” as a planning strategy is just common sense and meets the mandates of many environmental laws and regulations however; many development projects do not follow this common sense approach. We review projects based on the legal mandates of environmental regulations which is quite simply, to use existing infrastructure and avoid impacts as much as possible.

SERVICES OFFERED:

-Review of Development Projects:
on the ground (if possible) and via the environmental documents
-Regulatory Compliance
(NEPA, CEQA, ESA, NPDES, 401, 404, 1600, county, state, and federal)
-Environmental Code Violations/Remediation/Habitat Restoration
(No Haz Mat)
-Ecological/Biological Project Management
-Conservation-based Planning and Mitigation
-Ecological/Biological/Botanical/Vegetation Surveys and Mapping
(Including for Rare Species)
-Habitat Restoration/Revegetation/Native Plant Specialist
-Ecological Monitoring/Construction Monitoring/Erosion and Stormwater
-Pre-construction Training
-Wetland Delineations/Wetland Ecology
-Tree Surveys w/Expertise in Native Tree Identification

Click this Link: If You Observe a Possible Environmental Violation & Questions About Injured Wildlife


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