Environmental Planning

Tierra has provided environmental consulting, permitting, and analytical services throughout the Southwest since 1998, and land planning services since 2003. We work closely with both the public and private sectors to address each critical aspect of a project quickly and efficiently.

We specialize in all aspects of biological and ecological consulting, from on-the-ground surveys and complex environmental analyses to report and permit writing. Our environmental planners are known for creating unique solutions to multifaceted land development, environmental, and community concerns during each step of the planning process.

Environmental Services Include:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance (Categorical Exclusions,
    Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404/401
    and Rivers and Harbor Act Section 10 Compliance and Permitting
  • Surveys for Threatened, Endangered, and other Special Status Wildlife
    and Plant Species
  • Pre-construction Sonoran Desert Tortoise Awareness Training Workshops
  • Habitat Assessments and Mapping
  • Native Plant Preservation Plans and Inventories
  • Riparian Vegetation Mapping and Mitigation Plans
  • Noxious Weed / Invasive Species Surveys
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Preparation and
    Compliance Monitoring
  • Construction Monitoring
  • GIS Mapping

Planning Services Include:

  • Site Evaluations and Feasibility Studies
  • Public Participation Projects
  • Trail and Recreation Corridor Planning
  • Transportation/Utility Corridor Planning
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Special Use Permits
  • Substation Permitting
  • GIS Mapping