Within our biological services staff, ALL provides skilled personnel for preparing zoological and botanical evaluations by extrapolation of existing data or by performing field studies. For ESA compliance, we have planned and employed studies, biological assessments, Section 7 consultations with the U.S. Wildlife Service, and prepared permit applications.
Water and soil sampling for an evironmental site assessment.
Ecological restoration projects in accordance with NEPA requirements including descriptions of existing conditions;
Development of project alternatives and evaluation of associated benefits and environmental impacts; and
Identification of critical habitat for federally endangered and threatened species and rare floral communities.
ALL staffs a certified wetland biologist to perform wetland delineations and Section 404/401 permitting and has considerable experience evaluating streambed and riparian habitats by utilizing industry proven qualitative techniques.
ALL's Archeological Team maintains in-house expertise and capabilities relative to a variety of archeological and cultural resources. Our staff has conducted archeological studies to support conventional natural gas development decisions along the Rocky Mountain Front, the High Plains (e.g. the Powder River Basin), as well as the Gulf of Mexico. We have constructed detailed terrain maps as the basis for surveys of plant cover, endangered species, wetlands, paleontological and archeological resources. Under contract to the Bureau of Land Management, ALL conducted a detailed study of a proposed gas play along the Rocky Mountain Front in the Blackleaf Canyon area of Montana. ALL's field team searched for evidence of the "Old North Trail" and cultural and archeological sites of significance in the planning area. Although not all our projects involve field reconnaissance in “Grizzly Country", our team of professionals is well adapted and equipped to work under a variety of field conditions.
Field survey of a potential production site.
ALL is a leader in understanding and developing effective solutions to manage and conserve natural resources. ALL's goal is to employ principles that create a practical balance between mineral production and environmental stewardship. We study, monitor, and recommend qualified solutions to complex land, water and biodiversity challenges. In all aspects of natural and cultural resources management, ALL promotes awareness of environmental values and adheres to sound environmental stewardship, protection, compliance and restoration practices. ALL’s staff of experts integrate the management of diverse components such as fish, wildlife, forests, wetlands, grasslands, soil, air and water with the ability to study and model complex system responses; skill to apply extensive technical expertise to plan and engineer; and perform analysis on large data sources.
ALL has two degreed paleontologists on staff who have worked in Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and other western states as well as the Appalachian basin and in Canada. ALL’s staff has mapped important paleontological resources including vertebrate suites in Alberta, Eastern Montana, Mississippi, and Florida. The staff has used field geology and taxonomic skills to locate, collect, and catalogue numerous fossil assemblages to characterize sedimentary units in order to determine their stratal relationships, reservoir trends, sealing integrity, and source rock characteristics.