MHWA offers its clients a variety of environmental services necessary for project planning, design, implementation and compliance. With 55 years, cumulatively, experience within the environmental industry across a wide spectrum of projects, MHWA applies innovative methods to meet our clients goals. Service results are dependable, professional and trustworthy.

Baseline Environmental Studies
Plan and implement baseline environmental studies for many types of permits, and conduct studies for reclamation and revegetation planning and implementation, and research.

Cultural Resources Compliance
Conduct record searches, and coordinate cultural resource surveys, evaluation and reporting.

Environmental Compliance and Monitoring
Plan and conduct compliance inspections and monitoring of permit condition for the Federal Endangered Species Act; California Endangered Species Act; National Environmental Policy Act; California Environmental Quality Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Bald Eagle Protection Act, and Federal Clean Water Act, among others. Develop employee environmental awareness and compliance training documents. Conduct compliance monitoring and reporting.

Environmental Documentation
Draft and prepare biota reports, biological assessments, habitat conservation plans, CEQA and NEPA documentation including Initial Studies, Mitigated Negative Declarations and Environmental Assessments for a variety of clients, including private commercial, industrial, joint powers authority and municipalities. We have worked on projects from 0.1 acre in size to thousands of acres in size. Conduct biological field and preconstruction surveys for vegetation, wildlife, especially threatened and endangered species, birds, bats, soils, reclamation plans, revegetation, wildlife management and ecological research. Do preconstruction clearance surveys and submit letter reports for the Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan and other types of permits

Environmental Education
Develop nature trails, nature trail guides and environmental educational materials for all age groups.

Environmental Permitting
Prepare permit applications for CDFG Section 1600 Lake and Streambed Alteration applications; Federal Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations and 10(a) habitat conservation plans, State Section 2081 endangered species incidental take permits, and develop mine permits; environmental aspects of drilling permitting, Section 401 and 404 permitting coordination and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, Surface Mine and Reclamation Act (SMARA) permits and others.

Environmental Training and Education
MHWA develops environmental training programs, nature trail planning and development, natural history interpretation and environmental training for mitigation monitoring and compliance for all types of projects.

Grant Applications
Draft and submit grant applications for biological research, habitat enhancement, awards, and water management. Coordinate and/or implement grant projects.

Mitigation Planning/ Implementation and Monitoring
Research and design habitat, wildlife, water resources, conservation easements and compensation land acquisition and evaluation. Implement monitoring and reporting for permit compliance to client and/or agencies.

Peer Review
Conduct review and comment on scientific papers and reports. Evaluate revegetation and reclamation plans.

Reclamation and Revegetation
Design revegetation and erosion control design, planning and oversight of implementation. Provide professional assistance in bidding and contracting reclamation and revegetation with the development of specifications and monitoring. Develop reclamation performance standards, conduct monitoring, evaluation and obtain bond release.  Conduct revegetation and reclamation research.

Resource Management
Plan, develop and implement range management plans, weed management plans, invasive species management plans for large and small properties. Assist with permitting and design of water resource management projects. Conduct surveys for firebreaks, power line and pipeline rows, fencing and other range and habitat enhancements projects.

MHWA has been recognized and acknowledged for a wide variety of work from efforts in revegetation and reclamation to wildlife habitat enhancement on water rechange basins and the development of a large endangered species mitigation bank.

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