Having a strong understanding of issues related to wetlands, waterways, and state and federally listed endangered species, our ecological sciences team are experts at leading projects through the permitting process.
Ecological Sciences Services
- Wetland resource area delineations
- Wetland, waterways, and rare species assessments
- Wetland mitigation plans
- Functions and values assessments
- Wildlife habitat and vernal pool evaluations
- Complex wetland permitting
- Permit compliance monitoring
- Construction monitoring
- Conservation Commission peer review services
- Expert testimony
- Local Wetland Bylaw Permitting
- Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act
- State wetlands and rare species permitting across the northeast and mid-Atlantic
- Section 401 Water Quality Certification
- Section 10/404 General and Individual Permits
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
- Federal Section 7 Endangered Species Act
Ecological Science Across Industries
Wetlands and ecological concerns often arise during project development. However, this does not mean the end of a project, because at Epsilon we are experts at navigating the permitting process. We provide workable solutions for our clients who range from utilities and state agencies to institutions and commercial developers.
Our strong understanding of issues related to wetlands, waterways, and state and federally listed endangered species enables us to successfully navigate the permitting process!
Through close coordination with other services at Epsilon such as GIS, Coastal & Marine, and Real Estate Permitting we are able to provide a comprehensive approach for wetlands-related permitting from the initial phase of a project starting with site due diligence review, to wetland delineation, and construction completion.
Our team has extensive permitting experience and established working relationships with federal, state, and local authorities including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and many local Conservation Commissions.
Expertise in Endangered and Rare Species Services and Airport Wildlife Hazard Assessments
Our expertise in specialty services such as rare species services is particularly useful for energy facilities and utility infrastructure, institutional expansions, mixed-use projects, residential developments, and airport expansions.
Our staff of ecologists guides clients through the state and federal endangered species regulatory review and permitting processes. This includes town natural resource inventories, habitat assessments, vegetation community mapping, rare species surveys, and rare species conservation permits.
Epsilon is proud of our role in helping airports throughout the Commonwealth remain compliant and safe. As part of this role, we support a range of projects from runway expansions and realignments to producing Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHAs). A member of our ecological sciences team is a qualified airport wildlife biologist who meets the requirements of Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 150/5200-36 to provide airports with these documents.
Learn more about our airport work.
Michael D. Howard, PWS, CWS
Complex Wetlands & Environmental Permitting978-461-6247 email@example.com
Marc Bergeron, PWS, CWS
Transmission & Offshore Wind978-461-6253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Jacobs, PWS
Wetlands, Infrastructure, & Airport Permitting978-461-6271 email@example.com