WEST has extensive experience conducting surveys for various types of pipelines and pipeline construction. WEST has successfully conducted the wetland and water body surveys, state/federal species of concern surveys, vegetation mapping, general wildlife surveys, and associated reporting for several large multi-state pipeline projects and many smaller intrastate pipeline projects throughout the United States. Survey results and reports were used in state and federal permitting including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as Environmental Assessments (EA) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). WEST closely coordinated with the client, primary contractor, and agency personnel as directed to complete these extensive survey efforts.
WEST has several experienced biologists and botanists on staff to conduct biological surveys or habitat assessments to support agency permitting of pipeline projects. WEST staff are knowledgeable of standardized protocols or can develop project specific methods to obtain precise data on the wildlife use of an area proposed for development. We can identify potential adverse effects that may occur to individuals or populations and suggest mitigation to minimize these effects.
During maintenance and operation of pipelines, WEST routinely conducts surveys to evaluate wildlife response to development. Survey requirements are typically established by agencies as a permit condition and WEST staff’s knowledge of specific seasonal or timing requirements ensures that data is collected according to established protocols with minimal disturbance to individuals or populations.