Hawaii Projects

Hamer Environmental has been conducting biological assessments and environmental studies throughout the Hawaiian Islands since 2006.  Hamer Environmental frequently works with federal and state regulatory agencies, public utilities and private companies to assess project impacts. We have recognized the uniqueness of the Hawaiian Islands and have customized our services to assess potential project impacts to the islands' native wildlife and botanical species. We tailor our projects to address Hawaii’s unique environmental concerns. Our projects in Hawaii have ranged from cell tower, meteorological and radio tower, and wind power developments to assessing impacts of existing transmission lines to inland nesting seabirds.  We oversee all parts of the development planning process from initial environmental screenings and biological assessment studies to permitting. We also provide expert formal and informal consultations with state and federal agencies. Our project managers ensure that a quality product is delivered on time and within budgets. Because we are a certified small business, our low overhead results in highly competitive rates while providing personalized services.


Hawaii Map

Services Provided

  • Environmental Site Screening (more info)
  • Biological Assessments and Environmental Studies (more info)
    • Ornithological Studies
      • Avian Radar Studies (more info)
      • Avian Point Counts
      • Risk of Collision Modeling and Impact Assessments
    • Wildlife Studies
      • Bats - Visual and Acoustic Studies
      • Mammal Use/Presence Studies
    • Botanical Inventories
    • Wetland Mapping
  • Permitting and Authorizations (more info)

Hawaii Clients

  • Shell WindEnergy
  • Wilson Okomoto Corporation
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Kauai Island Utility Co-op (KIUC)
  • Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.
  • Planning Solutions, Inc.
  • CH2MHill
  • Sempra Energy
  • Pattern Energy

Sample of current and recently completed projects:

Use of ornithological radar and risk of collision modeling to assess impacts to the Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaiian Goose and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at a proposed wind energy project on Maui, Hawaii, Sempra Energy.

Rare plant, noxious weed, avian point count and use of ornithological radar to assess impacts at a proposed development project, Molokai, client confidential.

Use of ornithological radar and audio-visual observers to assess impacts to the Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaiian Goose and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at a proposed radio tower, Hawaii, Wilson Okomoto Corporation.

Endangered bird and bat surveys at nine proposed cell tower sites, Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai. Verizon Wireless.

Use of ornithological radar and audio-visual observers to assess impacts to the Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaiian Goose and Hawaiian Hoary Bat at proposed wind energy projects on the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, Shell WindEnergy.

Use of ornithological radar and audio-visual observers to assess risk of collision of the Newell's Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel with existing transmission lines, Kauai, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative.

Assessment of impacts to the Newell’s Shearwater, Hawaiian Petrel, Hawaiian Goose and Hawaiian Hoary Bat from a proposed meteorological towers, Oahu, Hawaiian Electric Company.

Focal Species of the Hawaiian Islands

Nene or Hawaiian Goose (Branta sandwichensis)
Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis)
Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli)
Hawaiian hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus semotus)
Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi)
Oahu tree snails (Achatinella spp.)
    Sensitive species found in the Hawaiian Islands:
    http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/endangered/ and http://www.fws.gov/pacific/