Natural and Cultural Resources
Protecting State Resources
The restricted lands of the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site and environs contain an abundance of rare species and habitats as well as cultural resources and archaeological deposits not found elsewhere in the region. Dozens of federal and state laws and regulations protect these resources.
EAS’s experienced Biologists and Archaeologists evaluate potential impacts to natural and cultural resources and provide management guidance to ensure compliance with relevant laws.
EAS assists governmental agencies and private clients meet their obligations to preserve important resource and minimize impacts to these resources under these laws. Our staff conduct field surveys to determine if proposed project activities, such as installing or removing facilities and building pipelines or power transmission lines will comply with all federal and state legal requirements.
Our in-depth understanding of important ecological and cultural resources in the semi-arid Columbia Basin and our experience working with regulators, tribes, and stakeholders, and access to existing data all help us streamline the compliance process for our clients.