VCS Environmental clients include both public agencies and private firms. We guide our clients through the maze of local, state, and federal environmental processes. Our key areas of service include:

PREPARATION OF CEQA/NEPA DOCUMENTS

  • Prepare and process California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents

  • Prepare and process National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents

  • Deliver public presentations and provide technical translation of CEQA/NEPA documents to the community and decision makers

BIOLOGICAL MAPPING, ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVEYS, AND REPORTS

  • Biological technical reports

  • Vegetation mapping

  • Focused surveys for endangered species

  • Biological Assessments and Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultations

  • Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan, surveys, reports, and HANS process

  • Conservation easements

  • Construction monitoring

REGULATORY PERMITS AND WETLANDS/WATERS DELINEATIONS

  • Delineation of wetlands and waters of the U.S. and State

  • Army Corps of Engineers, Section 404 Permits

  • California Department of Fish & Wildlife, Section 1602 Agreements

  • Regional Water Quality Control Board, Section 401 Certifications

  • Regional Water Quality Control Board, Waste Discharge Requirements

  • Environmental Protection Agency 404(b)(1) alternatives analyses

  • Coastal Development Permits

  • Coastal Zone Consistency Determinations

  • Compliance monitoring

CULTURAL RESOURCES

  • Compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

  • Area of Potential Effect mapping

  • Historical Resources Evaluation Reports

  • Archeological Survey Report

  • Historic Property Survey Report

  • Native American coordination

  • Paleontological and cultural construction monitoring

HABITAT MITIGATION, MONITORING, AND REPORTING

  • Mitigation site design

  • Habitat Mitigation, Monitoring, and Reporting Plans (HMMP)

  • HGM and CRAM analyses

  • Construction monitoring

  • Coordination with landscape design and maintenance contractors

  • Preparation of annual reports

MITIGATION BANKING

  • Mitigation Bank document preparation, processing, and sales

  • Habitat Mitigation, and Reporting Plans (HMMP)

  • HGM and CRAM analyses

  • Coordination with landscape design and maintenance contractors

  • Preparation of annual reports

PEER REVIEW AND DUE DILIGENCE

  • CEQA/NEPA documents and technical studies

  • Regulatory permit applications and strategies

  • Project sites and/or existing permits and documents for clients considering property acquisitions