The Natural Resource Services Group provides consulting services for commercial and residential developments, as well as public sector agencies. The group includes biologists, ecologists, and stream engineers who are skilled in wetland mitigation, biostabilization, wetland delineations, natural resource assessments, wildlife habitat assessments, and T&E species' presence / absence surveys.
Wetland and Waterbody Services
SCI’s Natural Resource Scientists have in-depth knowledge of regulations and permitting processes that can be vital during the planning phases of a project. We work with the Army Corps of Engineers and other state and federal agencies to help our clients permit impacts under the Clean Water Act. Our services include:
Wetland mitigation planning, banking, and monitoring
401, 402, and 404 Clean Water Act permit applications
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) monitoring and reporting
Water quality sampling and testing
Stream banking and mitigation
Stormwater pollution prevention plans
Biostabilization analysis and design
Natural resource delineation and mapping
Erosion control monitoring
Analysis of soil morphology
Threatened and Endangered Species Services
The Natural Resource Services Group at SCI Engineering provides threatened and endangered (T&E) species services for private and public development or construction projects. When a T&E species or its habitat may be impacted by a project, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) often requires consultation under the Endangered Species Act. Habitat assessment and presence/absence surveys for T&E species are the first steps in the consultation process.
Our group is made up of permitted wildlife and plant biologists with years of experience conducting T&E species surveys in their fields of expertise. The staff have excellent working relationships with both federal and state agencies, including the USFWS, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Bat Surveys and Habitat Assessments
Bat Habitat Assessments
Mist Net Presence / Absence Surveys
Habitat Enhancement and Restoration
American Burying Beetle Surveys
Our staff scientists have United States Fish & Wildlife Recovery Permits required to conduct American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus), or ABB, Habitat Assessments and Presence / Absence Surveys.
We are certified to conduct surveys throughout the central plains region including:
Other T & E Surveys
Our team can conduct surveys on a diverse array of T&E species. Our biologists have experience and knowledge conducting a multitude of plant, mussel, bird, and insect surveys. Examples include:
Decurrent False Aster
Running Buffalo Clover
Southwest Willow Flycatcher
SCI’s Natural Resource Scientists have in-depth knowledge of regulations and permitting processes that is vital during emergency situations.
As timing is always critical for emergent response, our relationships with regulatory agencies, combined with the understanding of what is required, expedites the process for a quick, but thorough, submittal that will lead to faster approvals.
Petroleum, Natural Gas, Sewer and Stormwater Pipelines/Conveyances