Natural Resource Services

North Wind provides exceptional natural resource services, including environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, biological assessments, botanical and wildlife field surveys, wetland delineations and mitigation planning, fire management planning, and permitting services for a diverse set of clients. Our client list includes the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, various Department of Defense agencies, Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, several Tribal governments, as well as private industry.

Capabilities

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services
    • Environmental assessments and environmental impact statements
    • Biological assessments and biological evaluations
    • Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation
    • Public involvement, meeting facilitation, media relations
  • Wetlands Delineation and Mitigation Planning
    • Section 404 regulation compliance
    • Riparian area surveys and analysis
    • Wetland banking, restoration, and enhancement
  • Realty Actions
    • Land exchange analysis
    • Land use planning and monitoring
    • Right-of-way and easement acquisition
  • Flora and Fauna Identification and Surveys
    • Threatened and endangered (T&E) species and Section 7 consultation
    • Sensitive plant and animal species
    • Large game mammals, predators, raptors, songbirds, bats, fish
    • Noxious and invasive weed inventory and control planning
  • Grazing / Rangeland Assessments
    • Standards and guides and trend analysis
    • Natural resources inventory and rangeland health assessments
    • Land conservation plans
  • Fuels and Fire Management
    • Wildland-urban interface hazard analysis and mitigation planning
    • Fire management planning
    • Fire behavior analysis
    • National Fire Plan compliance