EMPSi uses GIS and the latest spatial technologies to analyze project impacts and improve project design

GIS and other spatial technologies have made it possible to evaluate the potential environmental effects of a project with increased accuracy and efficiency. These tools enable EMPSi to evaluate the impacts of a range of project alternatives on resources such as wetlands, floodplains, and critical habitat; analyze the effects of road density on wildlife; or identify environmental constraints to aid in project siting and design.


Grand staircase-escalante NM forage analysis, ut

  • Conducted large-scale, multi-discipline spatial analysis for 2.3-million-acre planning area
  • Assessed vegetation, aquatic, economic, and cultural data from 96 grazing allotments to generate dynamic analytic tools for an EIS

wilderness characteristics inventories, western us

  • Worked with multiple BLM offices to complete a comprehensive GIS analysis of public lands suitable for wilderness designation 
  • Efforts included broad use of spatial data, roads and trail infrastructure, and in-field evaluations 


  • Extensive GIS analysis of land status and environmental suitability data established 192,000 acres on BLM lands for development of solar, wind, and other renewables development
  • Defined a streamlined federal review process for proposed projects