Land use planning is at the heart of EMPSi's culture and philosophy

For decades the staff at EMPSi have been partnering with government agencies, the public, tribes, and industry on conducting impartial, scientifically sound, and legally defensible planning efforts. Despite competing interests and the varied missions of our partners, EMPSi's public outreach and planning efforts work toward developing a range of reasonable alternatives that are considered and analyzed at a measured and proportionate scale. Our experience, techniques, and quality deliverables give project proponents and decision makers the confidence they need to move undertakings forward. 


SELECT PROJECTS

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ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST PLAN REVISION EIS, UT/WY

  • Providing technical support, management services, and direction for a Forest Plan revision covering 1.4 million acres across two states

  • Proposed plan diversifies management to reflect growth in recreation on the Ashley NF

 

Fire and Invasives Assessment Tool Project, western us

  • Fast-tracked project completed in 6 months for 107 million acres across 5 Great Basin states

  • Technical and strategic support for the fire assessment process, including listing decision for greater sage-grouse

 

Central yukon rmp/EIS, AK

  • Planning area covers more than 57 million acres

  • Cooperative work with state and federal agencies, native corporations, tribes, and municipal governments

  • Reflects local community knowledge and resource data

 
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NATIONAL FORESTS AND GRASSLANDS OIL AND GAS EIS, TX

  • Managing the EIS analyzing oil and gas leasing availability on 6 National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

  • Coordinating USFS involvement from the national office to the forest level

  • Providing a blueprint for streamlined USFS oil and gas leasing

 

Joint EIS/BLM RMP and BIA Integrated RMP, OK/KS/TX

  • Complex 270-million-acre planning area composed of federal, tribal trust, state, county, and private lands in 437 counties across four states

  • BLM and BIA lands and mineral estate ownership issues and jurisdictions