|We offer expert
consultation and testimony in the following areas:
- Visual and scenic resources/aesthetics,
including preparation of visual simulations for before/after
photographic simulation of project development and landscaping or other
screening efforts. We offer analysis and simulations for use in CEQA
and NEPA compliance documentation, for public relations and outreach
efforts, and for architects and others who need scale-correct
simulations of landscapes and building sites.
- Noise and vibration analysis,
including monitoring and analysis of airborne sound levels and
structure-borne vibration. We conduct pre- and post-construction sound
level monitoring and noise and vibration analysis to
document permit compliance, and also to address
post-construction noise and vibration complaints and problems. We have
extensive experience in identifying noise and vibration sources and
crafting attenuation measures to reduce or eliminate the source.
- Land use, including analysis of
compatibility with local planning and zoning requirements, coastal zone
requirements, and floodplain and earthquake zone requirements.
- Recreation, including effects of
projects and resource management plans on a wide range of recreational
activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, off-road
vehicle use, hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and
- Public services, including
assessing the effects of project or program implementation on
firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency and long-term medical
services, as well as on schools, parks and other governmental
- Utilities/service systems, including
assessments of project demands on water supply, storm water,
wastewater, natural gas, electricity, waste disposal and landfill
services, and of potential environmental impacts of constructing new
facilities to meet project demand.