Planning and Permitting
Anchor QEA provides comprehensive environmental planning and permitting services for a variety of marine, freshwater, and upland projects, in addition to helping our clients navigate the increasingly complex agency consultation processes. We have extensive expertise in preparing regulatory permitting documentation to support federal, state, and local regulations, ranging from compliance with local critical areas ordinances and shoreline management programs to preparation of large-scale environmental documents, such as environmental impact statements and reports. We also provide Endangered Species Act consultation methods, protocols, and procedures expertise. We maintain excellent relationships with federal, state, and local agency staff, which helps streamline communication during permitting efforts and maintain project priority during permit review. In addition, our staff include several former agency regulators, including former USACE and National Marine Fisheries Service regulatory staff, which provides us further insight into the internal operating practices, policies, and regulatory guidance of these agencies.
Effective environmental compliance requires an understanding of design and construction processes, as well as technical knowledge, to ensure environmental obligations and permit conditions are met. Anchor QEA routinely provides industrial clients and port facilities with environmental compliance and monitoring services for water quality, air quality, sediment and soil, underwater noise, and habitat conditions during construction. We provide the right blend of expertise to protect resources, maintain the trust of resource agencies and the public, and manage construction issues.
Hydroelectric Dam Removal
Anchor QEA provided an existing conditions assessment and plan for removal of a former hydroelectric dam located on a river.Learn More About This Project
West Coast Port Dredging Services
We provided creative solutions to save the port significant costs. We were also responsible for the following: project management; environmental investigation/remedial services; stormwater management; environmental planning, review, permitting, and monitoringLearn More About This Project
Stream Mitigation Bank Assessment
Anchor QEA supported restoration design for a stream and wetland mitigation banking project. The design was used to apply for and receive the mitigation banking instrument and water quality permits. We conducted a mitigation bank assessment of the project reach, prepared the contract documents used for contractor selection, and led construction oversight. We coordinated the […]Learn More About This Project
Marina Planning and Regulatory Services
We participated in overall strategic planning and provided environmental review support. We also conducted geotechnical investigations, developed programs for upgrading/constructing seawalls, developed concept marina plans and dredge plans, and provided cost estimates for proposed marina and seawall improvement concepts.Learn More About This Project
Get in Touch
For inquiries about Anchor QEA’s planning and restoration capabilities, please contact:
Adam Gale, Managing Planner
Planning & Restoration Practice Lead