Creating a balance between nature and the built environment requires design solutions that are sensitive to ecosystems, yet responsive to a user needs. McGill team members have been intimately involved with projects that improve the environments in which we work and live. Our experts excel at being accountable stewards of the environment, while meeting our clients’ programmatic requirements. Our knowledge of state and federal environmental and regulatory programs is invaluable to clients in resolving permit challenges in even the most sensitive environmental situations. From feasibility studies to navigating the regulatory process, our environmental specialists can confidently steer your project through complex regulatory and environmental compliance requirements.
We understand the intricacies of environmental regulations and what it takes to get a project permitted. Our team partners with our clients to create a permitting strategy at the onset of a project, allowing us to keep up with the broader schedule without wasted time or costly delays. Whether it’s roads, culverts, temporary access, coastal management, dams, ponds, buffers, mitigation, or whatever else a project may need, McGill can obtain the necessary permits to keep your organization in compliance. We lean on our long-standing relationships with regulatory agencies, giving us an advantage to tackle even the most complex permitting issues.
The McGill team offers a variety of stream and environmental restoration services that leverage natural design principles. We design, permit, and monitor stream projects with a detailed knowledge of Rosgen stream classification and restoration. Furthermore, our skilled staff is able to monitor and follow up on all projects in which continuous monitoring is required. We know how to design and implement projects that not only achieve long-term stability, but also improve stream ecology. Additionally, our team is able to minimize the construction footprint, protect plant and animal species, and construct as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our environmental team has conducted countless environmental assessments of varying complexity through the years. We leverage state-of-the-art field, analytical, and impact assessment methods to evaluate and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. These innovative technologies and methods enable our clients to save time and money.
Water Quality Investigations
We have the ability to provide a quantitative analysis of streams, wetlands, and watersheds, determining water quality through biological, physical, and chemical analysis. McGill utilizes equipment to measure biological, nutrient, and chemical components of these systems. Our team is also able to provide determinations of stream flow, 7Q10 assessments, and an analysis of hydrological characteristics.
Prepurchase Site Evaluation
McGill’s environmental consultants guide clients through regulatory obstacles that are required for site and land development, property conservation, and pond development. We have extensive experience in permitting and environmental evaluations. Our team can provide our clients with a list of requirements, procedures, fees, locations, and related environmental issues so that planning and cost estimating can meet specific project timelines and budgets.