National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
HWA has extensive experience with NEPA and has prepared Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Biological Assessments and Evaluations for a wide variety of projects. Since 1985 HWA has completed wildlife and vegetation sections for over one hundred NEPA documents related to:
underground, open-pit, and in-situ mines for coal, uranium, trona, and gravel
oil and natural gas development
big game or sensitive species management
highway development, fencing, and improvement
abandoned mine reclamation
HWA offers the full range of wildlife, vegetation, and wetland services required for obtaining permits to mine. HWA personnel have carried out baseline studies and written materials required for state and/or federal permits to mine and/or have conducted annual biological monitoring surveys and written annual reports for numerous mines in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska.