We provide exceptional environmental consulting services for our client's energy transmission and telecommunications projects. We have completed environmental studies, environmental reviews and natural resource assessments for distribution lines, transmission line upgrades and new construction projects, cell towers, radio towers, natural gas pipelines, road construction, fiber optic cables, small hydro pipelines, geothermal projects, and hydroelectric dam relicensing. Our expert personnel work as a seamless team with our energy and telecommunication clients to develop successful projects. Our professional staff at Hamer Environmental is committed to ensuring our clients complete their energy and rights-of-way projects on time and within budget.
Our Services Include:
- Project Initiation Planning
- Siting/Routing/Constraint Studies
- Wildlife Habitat Suitability Assessments
- Rare Plant Surveys and Mapping/Control Plans for Noxious Weed Populations
- Wetland Surveys and Permits
- Environmental Surveys
- Formal/Informal Consultations with Federal and State Agencies
- Public Scoping Meetings
- Environmental Impact Statement Preparation and Notices
- Environmental/Route Feasibility Studies
- Biological Surveys
- Cover Typing of Essential Wildlife Habitats
- Threatened and Endangered Species Consultations and Field Studies
- Mitigation and Monitoring Plans
- Post-construction Monitoring
- Strategic Stakeholder Engagement
- Public Comment Review and Response
- Mapping and GIS support
Sample of Recently Completed Projects:
Inventory and assessment of impacts to natural resources from the 265-mile Pacific Direct Current Intertie (PDCI) Transmission Line Upgrade Project, The Dalles to Lakeview, Oregon, Bonneville Power Administration.
Inventory and assessment of impacts to avian communities from the upgrade and construction of the Susquehanna-Roseland 230/500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, Pennsylvania, PSE&G.
Rare plant, cultural assessment, noxious weed and terrestrial mollusk surveys to assess forest corridors for new road construction and road expansion projects on the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam Counties, Washington, US Forest Service, Rayonier Western Forest Resources.
Use of ornithological radar to assess impacts to the Newell's Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaiian Goose and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at nine proposed cell tower sites, Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii, Verizon Wireless.
Rare plants and wildlife habitat study for a proposed communication tower in Snohomish County, Washington, Verizon Wireless and Cascadia PM.
Northern Goshawk, Spotted Owl, Barred Owl, raptors, Western Gray Squirrel, Chelan Mountainsnail, rare plant and noxious weed studies for the Entiat transmission line corridor, Chelan County, Washington, Chelan County PUD.
Use of ornithological radar to assess risk of collision of Newell's Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel with existing transmission lines, Kaua'i, Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative.
Landscape-scale vegetation surveys and wildlife habitat assessments for a fiber optic cable route in the North Cascades, Washington, David Evans and Associates and Washington Department of Transportation.