Power Line Evaluation & Monitoring
WEST possesses a thorough understanding of natural resource regulations, agency requirements, and issue resolution relative to power line construction, operation, and maintenance. WEST personnel have worked on all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance for transmission and distribution lines. Our team has extensive experience managing biological resource investigations and analyses in support of permitting large, complex power line projects, with the ability to provide cost-effective solutions and planning from field offices across the US.
Avian and Wildlife Power Line Interactions
Assessing bird and other wildlife interactions with man- made structures is of key concern to agencies, industries, and the public, whether they relate to wind energy, solar energy, conventional energy electric utilities, mining, oil and gas, state lands, or federal lands (including Department of Defense installations and National Wildlife Refuges).
- Avian Protection Plans
- Compliance Strategies: Habitat Conservation Plans and Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
- Avian Risk Assessments
- Environmental Planning
- Habitat Assessments
- Monitoring Programs
- NEPA Review
- Nest Management Permitting/Planning
- Siting Evaluations
- Special Use Permits
- Threatened and Endangered Species Documentation
- Wildlife, Plant and Wetlands Surveys