Natural Resources Management

Our in-house biologists can tailor a work plan to meet your needs, from the simplest habitat assessments to the most complex regulatory permits.

Case Study

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE CONSERVATION CENTER FOR WILDLIFE CARE

FCS prepared technical studies (cultural resources, biological resources, air quality, and noise) in support of The Lawrence Ellison Foundation (LEF) original application submittal in 2013 and also reviewed provided comments on the County’s 2014 EIR on behalf of the LEF. Following the unanimous approval of the project, FCS is now providing biological, regulatory, project management, and entitlement processing services to support the proposed Conservation Center for Wildlife Care Project in Santa Clara County.

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FCS’s collaborative approach and solid relationships with our clients give us unique insight into your project, leading to faster and more cost-effective approvals.

With an in-depth understanding of compliance and local and regional plan elements, FCS has the in-house talent to oversee the installation, long-term monitoring, and overall compliance of habitat mitigation and monitoring plans for pre- and post-construction plan elements.

  • Biological Surveys and Assessments
  • Clean Water Act Compliance (Section 401/404)
  • Construction Monitoring and Reporting
  • Endangered Species Act Compliance (ESA Section 7/10)
  • Endangered Species Surveys
  • Habitat Characterizations, Mapping, and Impact Analyses
  • Habitat Conservation Plans (ESA Section 10)
  • Mitigation and Restoration Plans
  • Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting
  • Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plans (MSHCPs)
  • Pre-construction Surveys
  • Regulatory Permitting
  • Resource Management Plans
  • Sensitive Species Investigations
  • Special-Status Species Surveys
  • Wetlands Delineations and Permitting

The FCS Natural Resources Management Team

Kevin Derby

KEVIN DERBY

Senior Biologist

Senior Biologist

Robert Carroll

ROBERT CARROLL

Biologist

Biologist

Alec Villanueva

ALEC VILLANUEVA

Staff Biologist

Staff Biologist

55+

Years of Combined Natural Resource Management Expertise

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55+

Years of Combined Natural Resource Management Expertise

Select Projects

Biological and Cultural Construction Monitoring Services for the AT&T SR-127 Fiber Optic Project

FCS provided biological and cultural resources preconstruction and construction monitoring services in support of the installation of approximately 12.25 miles of fiber optic conduit and cable between the unincorporated community of Baker and the U.S. Army National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California.

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LA-RICS CA Project-Wide Management

FCS is overseeing the environmental compliance process for the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System (LA-RICS) project. This includes authoring environmental documents necessary to facilitate the construction and establishment of a land mobile radio (LMR) system for first responders in Los Angeles County. The LMR Project would install, operate, and maintain LMR antennas and support equipment on existing or new monopoles and lattice tower support structures or on the rooftops of existing buildings at sites located primarily in Los Angeles County.

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Oakmont of Evergreen Assisted Living Facility Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

FCS provided technical monitoring and survey services to satisfy the requirements of Oakmont of Evergreen Project’s Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP). FCS initially provided technical services and secured the CEQA clearance for this project; the client subsequently requested that we provide technical monitoring and survey services during the construction phase of the project.

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Pre-construction Surveys and Permitting Services for the Oroville Walmart Supercenter Project

FCS conducted nesting bird surveys, prepared survey reports, and secured required regulatory permits for the Oroville Walmart Supercenter Project. The project proposed to develop an approximately 200,225-square-foot Walmart store and associated parking and infrastructure on a 20.75-acre site bounded by Feather River Boulevard (west); Cal Oak Road (north); 7th Avenue (east); and vacant, industrially zoned land (south) in the City of Oroville, in Butte County.

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How we can help

In an ever-changing regulatory and sustainability environment, FCS understands the challenges you face. Our highly qualified environmental specialists, energy management consultants, and technical experts deliver integrated, industry-specific solutions that move your project forward—so that you can focus on what matters.