Biological Assessment and Ecological Evaluation

Quick Facts

  • 328 threatened species (176 animals and 152 plants) in the U.S.
  • 1189 endangered species (469 animals and 720 plants) in the U.S.

The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
- Barry Commoner, biologist

Ecological science and health, government regulations, and client objectives are the focus of Sovereign’s natural resources program. We understand the interrelation of ecosystems as well as our impact on them. Through this understanding, our team is able to recognize sensitive habitats and assist our clients to identify suitable land for purchase and obtain local, state, and federal permits.

Effective resource management and biological monitoring is necessary for land transfer, natural resources management, and compliance with regulations governing ecologically sensitive environments.

Sovereign offers field expertise for data collection and assessment to assist clients through the regulatory process. Our team has experience conducting the following:

  • Threatened and endangered species habitat evaluations and targeted species surveys
  • Invasive species identification, eradication, and management
  • Wetland identification, delineation, permitting, mitigation, and monitoring
  • Water quality, rapid bioassessment, and benthic studies
  • Habitat creation, restoration, and monitoring
  • Stream and riparian delineation and restoration
  • Construction monitoring

Sovereign utilizes all background research and field data to generate comprehensive and technically sound ecological risk assessments, ecological evaluations, botanical, macroinvertebrate, and vertebrate inventories, wetland delineation and monitoring reports, wetland mitigation and restoration plans, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), regulatory permitting applications, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.