NTH’s Value Added
Our services range from environmental assessments to ecological studies, EA / EIS assistance, NEPA Assistance, habitat mitigation, and wetland delineations for new combustion turbine plants, renewable energy, and transmission and distribution (linear facilities).
Ecological Services for the Energy Market
As the energy market evolves from a large centralized system primarily based on coal to a decentralized system focused on cleaner, lower carbon and renewable sources, we are poised to assist as you contemplate your strategy. Whether it consists of new generation or upgrades to existing assets, our team of professionals specializes in providing sustainable solutions to complex problems. Our specific services include:
NTH’s team of experienced environmental professionals and ecologists provide comprehensive ecological resource consulting services for large scale developments and major capital improvement projects that require NEPA documentation and permitting under the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts. NTH also provides natural features assessments and habitat mitigation and monitoring plans. Our ecological team determines each project’s survey requirements and manages project permitting, agency negotiations, and mitigation phases. Field studies are conducted by experienced scientists and specialists to ensure data accuracy and objectivity, that translates into the highest quality ecological documentation, resources mapping and project management.
Habitat Restoration & Revegetation
NTH’s restoration experts prepare habitat mitigation and management plans for native vegetation communities including wetlands, streams, uplands and sensitive plants. NTH also negotiates approval of the plans with resource protection agencies while managing project implementation to ensure mitigation success criteria are met or exceeded. Working with landscape contractors NTH can supervise all aspects of the restoration process including site preparation, invasive species control, native seed collection, planting and irrigation design, and long-term monitoring, maintenance and compliance reporting.
NTH has extensive knowledge of the NEPA regulatory approval process and and would be part of a team that will successfully guide clients through compliance with these environmental policies. NTH prepares integrated and comprehensive NEPA documents and provides document preparation services, project management, and resource evaluations. NTH provides services to support project planning, permitting, and initial analyses. NTH’s planning and permitting support enables our clients to adequately understand the project setting as well as the viability of the projects while completing the required documentation.
Wetlands / Waters Compliance
NTH prepares jurisdictional delineations, regulatory permits, restoration plans, and mitigation monitoring programs for federal and State wetlands and waters regulated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. NTH is prepared to work in a variety of systems including seasonal wetlands, riparian woodlands, vernal pools, freshwater marshes, estuaries and man-made ponds.