Ecological investigations inventory the natural resources potentially impacted by the construction of transportation projects, pipelines and other types of development. Federally funded projects and projects involving federal permits often require ecological surveys to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Burgess & Niple (B&N) has experienced environmental scientists and biologists on staff to conduct ecological investigations and prepare associated documentation for a wide range of projects.
Investigations include descriptions of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, wetlands, water quality, and plant, animal, and aquatic communities present in the project area. Results are used to predict impacts of projects on the natural environment.
B&N provides the following services for ecological investigations: