The Natural Resource Services Group provides consulting services for commercial and residential developments, as well as public sector agencies. The group includes soil scientists, biologists, ecologists, botanists, and land managers who are skilled in wetland mitigation, biostabilization, delineations, and natural resources.
The staff has excellent working relationships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other state and federal agencies.
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