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 ecological services program. We understand the interrelation of ecosystems as well as our human impact upon them. These relationships are unchangeable, but adaptable to improvement.
Effective resource management and biological monitoring is necessary for land transfer, Natural Resource Damages (NRD) liability management, and compliance with regulations governing ecologically sensitive environments.
Sovereign offers a variety of field expertise and methodologies for resource data collection. We identify local flora and fauna, complete threatened and endangered species surveys and habitat evaluation, and perform wetland presence / absence determinations, wetland delineation and monitoring, invasive species surveys, water quality assessments, and benthic studies in addition to other natural resource studies that may be required by regulators.
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, and regulatory permitting applications, among other ecological reporting formats.