Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. is an environmental consultancy focused on addressing critical needs of its private sector clients. Unlike large consultancies offering all services to all clients, we specialize in environmental data and effective communications, particularly with complex and highly contentious projects.
We provide technically sound and legally defensible services in three areas of expertise:
- Environmental data analyses with advanced spatial and statistical models. These analyses provide clients with valuable knowledge and insights for better informed decision-making. The results of these analyses effectively resolve environmental concerns raised by regulators, stake-holders, and the public.
- Review of environmental documents, regulations, and statutes for scientific soundness and robustness. These clear and plain-English reviews allow non-technical decision-makers to understand complex technical issues and proposals. With NEPA documents (environmental assessments and environmental impact statements) a third-party, disinterested technical review ensures the document complies with appropriate NEPA, CEQ, and lead agency requirements, is clearly and efficiently written, and the conclusions are supported by included data. This reduces likelihood of appeal or challenge which saves client time and money.
- Expert witness for natural resource companies and their attorneys in the subjects of aquatic ecology, fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic chemistry, and aquatic biota. Project opponents frequently challenge permit issuance with scientific claims that appear credible to the non-technical decision-makers. Decades of subject area expertise, sometimes augmented with appropriate spatial or statistical models, can refute these allegations. In other cases expert scientific review of objectors' supporting technical documentation demonstrates that their claims are not found in that documentation, are actually refuted there, or are not relevant.