EMPSi understands natural and cultural resources, and our staff has a broad range of expertise across disciplines

Natural and cultural resource studies form the backbone of many land use planning and environmental compliance programs. Our expertise with these studies—from biological, wild and scenic river, and wilderness characteristic surveys to cultural and transportation inventories—allows us to integrate these special studies seamlessly into the land use planning and environmental compliance process.

Select Projects

mine expansion & golden eagle permitting, nv

  • Completed golden eagle surveys for a mine expansion that required removal of a golden eagle nest
  • Prepared USFWS take permit for golden eagle nest removal
  • Assisted in preparation of eagle, bird, and bat conservation plans

sierra Nf forest Plan revisions pre-Assessments, ca 

  • Worked with four Sierra Nevada Forests to streamline planning for a fast-tracked project
  • Developed tools to quickly identify land use and natural resource conflicts with existing planning documents and Forest guidance
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Wild and scenic rivers program support, western us

  • Developed an eligibility determination process for Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSRs) eligibility in 11 National Forests and Grasslands
  • Provides for robust public input and a consistent and logical approach to WSR eligibility across the region