Environmental

Environmental issues have the ability to stop a project in its tracks. Wetlands, Endangered Species, and unique ecological conditions need to be identified early in the project planning process so that they can be addressed in the site design. Good planning can help get a project through Local, State and Federal environmental regulations. Having over 50 years of experience, the Environmental Consultants at JHA offer a wide range of Environmental Services. We have the expertise and experience to guide our clients through the gauntlet of environmental regulations.

Wetlands can play a major role in the planning and approvals of development projects. From preliminary evaluations through construction, JHA has provided clients with delineations, permit applications and mitigation plans. Although wetland regulations vary from state to state, the methodology used in determining their boundaries is uniform throughout the region, and the permitting process is very similar. JHA has a proven track record in the design, review and completion of Wetland Mitigation Projects. Whether it is the creation of a new wetland or enhancement of a disturbed one, JHA can design a project which will meet the needs of both its clients and the requirements of the regulations.
The presence, or even the potential presence, of a Threatened or Endangered (T&E) Species on a site can have devastating impact upon a project. In some cases, significant project re-designs can be avoided by documenting critical habitat before the project design begins. JHA has provided T&E habitat evaluations for numerous sites throughout our region. Some of these evaluations have required the detailed analyses of habitat for a specific species which was known to be in the area, while others have been very broad to evaluate the potential of different species. When T&E species have been found, JHA has advised clients on the best ways to minimize impact upon these animals while still meeting the project’s goals.
Local, State and Federal regulations often require an Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) for more complex projects. The requirements of these studies may vary depending upon the regulatory requirements and specific environmental concerns. The staff at JHA has over 50 years of experience in completing environmental studies for projects ranging from College Dormitories to Natural Gas Pipelines. We can help you address the environmental issues which impact your project and help you succeed in meeting your project goals.
JHA has teamed with our clients to enhance the ecology of disturbed sites. Whether it’s a storm damaged stream channel or a post-construction project site, JHA can help you restore a heathy ecosystem. We have recommended low maintenance landscaping options to corporate clients, wildlife food plot seed mixes to pipeline clients and streambank restoration plans to non-profit groups. Not only do these projects meet regulatory requirements, but over time they can reduce maintenance costs and improve public perception of your final project.
  • George White

    Senior Project Manager

  • Eric Baird

    Senior Wetland Biologist

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