Protecting Earth’s Most Precious Cargo

April 24, 2020

dwarf-flowered heartleaf
With the increasing number of bogus social media posts about intoxicated elephants sauntering into empty cities and dolphins swimming through Venetian canals, we started wondering exactly what animals are in our backyards that we do not think about on a normal day – those species that are rare or regularly hidden from view. So we reached out to one of McGill’s environmental team members to get a better view of the North Carolina landscape. READ MORE »

Collaborative Designs at Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery

January 22, 2020

Setzer Fish Hatchery Project Feature
The Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery is preparing for major renovations and improvements with the help of McGill. Located in Transylvania County within the Pisgah National Forest, Setzer is one of three coldwater hatcheries in North Carolina. Together, the hatcheries produce over half a million brook, brown, and rainbow trout each year, which are released into streams, rivers, and lakes of 15 western North Carolina counties. A part of the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's… READ MORE »

Pre-Purchase Site Evaluation

January 14, 2020

Environmental Team Pre-Purchase Site Evaluation Home Page
Recently, McGill's environmental services team performed a pre-purchase site evaluation in Henderson County. The goal of the evaluation was to provide the proposed buyer with information regarding local, state, and federal regulations concerning aquatic resources and threatened and endangered species, as well as potential environmental conditions related to hazardous materials linked to the subject property. Read in detail the challenges, solutions, and results they provided to Henderson County in the case study. READ MORE »

McGill Associates Completes CNG Station Sites for PSNC

June 15, 2015

Natural gas has been touted as a cleaner, more efficient energy source with less by-products than other fossil fuels, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The odorless, colorless gas has been used for heating and cooking in homes and businesses for many years. Now, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is gaining in popularity for use in fueling vehicles as an alternative to petroleum products like gasoline and diesel. CNG is natural gas stored at high… READ MORE »

Time Lapse of Swannanoa River Bridge Installation

March 2, 2015

Special thanks to the City of Asheville for providing this time-lapse video of the bridge installation that links the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex on Azalea Road to Gashes Creek Road. McGill Associates is proud to have been a part of this important project. READ MORE »

ENV Environmental Consulting: What does this mean for McGill Associates?

August 27, 2014

With the recent merger of ENV-Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (ENV-ECS) in the McGill Associates team, our Firm gains the ability to offer clients additional in-house environmental expertise. Mr. Vilas and Mr. Martin bring over 30 years of combined experience in biology, hydrology, geomorphology, erosion control, stormwater management, habitat assessments, and regulatory consulting. READ MORE »

McGill Associates Welcomes ENV Environmental Consulting Services, Inc.

July 15, 2014

Celebrating 30 years of providing professional engineering services, McGill Associates, P.A., has announced it is expanding its team by joining forces with ENV-Environmental Consulting Services, Inc. (ENV-ECS), an environmental services firm based in Watauga County. Founded by John Vilas, ENV-ECS provides specialized environmental consulting. This strategic alliance allows McGill Associates to strengthen its core service offerings. READ MORE »

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