We assist clients in solving complex environmental resource issues & navigating challenging regulatory environments.
MountainWest thrives on complex projects with detailed goals and difficult regulatory challenges. Our goal is to leverage our 27 years in the environmental management sector to provide creative and effective solutions for projects in the energy sector. We incorporate spatial data analysis, scientific knowledge, and regulatory guidance to keep projects moving forward while maintaining environmental responsibility. We understand that the West is a treasured landscape, but it is a working landscape. Our projects strive to honor the biological and cultural assets while allowing development to occur in responsible ways.
Infrastructure Siting Optimization Constraints & Critical Impacts Analysis
Construction Management Plans
The best and most successful projects put design and function above all other considerations. Permitting is the task of allowing the best possible project to take shape within the requirements of Local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies, rather than allowing permitting requirements to drive the project design and settling for second-best outcomes. At MountainWest, we achieve this through an early assessment of permitting needs for all projects, and by pairing our local resource knowledge and positive agency relationships to achieve rapid and efficient permit submittals. We can help objectively review project proposals and identify strategies to avoid delays and unanticipated requirements. We always recommend an evaluation of permitting requirements at the earliest possible stage in the project planning process.
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act
Wind Energy Guidelines
Eagle Conservation Plans
Biological Resource Surveys & Permitting
At MountainWest, we understand that time lost is money lost, and that environmental compliance difficulties can derail budgets and timelines if not handled well. We use the latest in technology (including cloud-based GIS systems and electronic data reporting) to streamline our compliance response to the greatest extent possible. We can visit a site to collect data, then upload the data directly from the field site for analysis and presentation to clients and regulators. Traditional data gathering techniques often require 48 hours for the generation of spill reports or similar examples. Using our techniques, such products can be generated in only a few hours once the site has been evaluated. Regulators appreciate fast, responsive action, and at MountainWest we can provide that for your needs.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compliance
Migratory Bird Treaty Act Compliance
Golden & Bald Eagle Protection Act
Stormwater Permitting & Reporting
Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control (SPCC) plans & compliance
Biological and environmental compliance issues have resulted in increasingly stringent local, state and federal regulations designed to conserve and protect our natural resources. This has created the need for proactive and innovative approaches to land planning, permitting, and compliance. MountainWest provides objective, professional, and scientifically sound approaches to biological resource studies, reporting and compliance. We strive to raise the standard for biological services for our client sectors, and we combine extensive technical knowledge, field investigations, and objectivity to integrate biological considerations and with land use and management. Our work is widely respected by state and federal regulators as well as industrial, municipal, and private sector clients. MountainWest provides a wide variety of ecological and environmental services tailored to your specific project and sector.
Rare Plants Surveys
Noxious Weed Surveys & Management
Restoration & Revegetation Management & Planning
Wildife Surveys & Studies
Raptor Surveys & Studies
Bird and Bat Conservation Strategies
Threatened, Endangered & Sensitive Species Surveys & Documentation
Section 7 and 10 Consultation with USFWS
USFWS Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance
USFWS Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
Habitat Modeling & Mapping
Wetland Delineations & 404 Permitting
In today's business world, GIS has become an integral tool in the decision making process. Because location is an underlying trait to all data, GIS should be a fundamental component of your information systems as well. GIS services and solutions from MountainWest have been successfully employed in a wide range of applications across numerous industries. From the initial development phase to final implementation, our combined technical skills and professional experience compliment your production workflow by providing efficient data management and analyses processes that translate into credible and reliable results for you.
Data Development, Acquisition & Conversion
Raster & Vector Spatial Analysis
Site Suitability Modeling & Routing Analysis
Habitat Modeling & Mapping
Statistical Modeling & Analysis
Remote Sensing & Image Classification
3D Spatial Analysis
We work with the energy and mining industries, helping them meet the complexity and challenges of resource development on public lands.
We work with the outdoor recreation industry, helping create the experiences that inspire visitors and create the quality of life that residents prize.
We work with land development firms, crafting human environments that preserve the West's beauty and respect the natural environment.
We work with the municipalities and communities of the West, constantly striving to merge an environmental land ethic with robust economic development.
Oil & Gas
Wind & Solar
Transmission & Distribution
Dams & Reservoirs
Planned Unit Development
County & Local Governments