Supporting a clean conscience, while getting your hands dirty.

With extensive knowledge in environmental studies, permitting processes, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), RESPEC offers a wide array of environmental services that are vital to protecting natural resources. Performing environmental services for almost 50 years, our professionals provide management, consulting, inventory, investigation, design, and construction-management services for several remediation, reclamation, and restoration projects throughout the US. We are committed to providing clients with high-quality technical and advisory services.

For public and private clients in need of environmental permits, we identify and secure permits from appropriate agencies and required biological assessments, geologic/hydrogeologic investigations, and wetland delineations to ensure project compliance with permit conditions.  Under NEPA, our professional team works with project proponents to prepare Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements that evaluate the potential environmental consequences associated with  a proposed action.  RESPEC compares reasonable alternatives to the proposed action to reach an environmentally acceptable and defensible action.

Because our detailed technical reports are critical in documenting environmental findings, RESPEC guides organizations to achieve liability reduction and environmental compliance. With the right combination of knowledge, experience, and proven technology, our award-winning team is proud to work closely with clients to protect natural resources for generations to come.

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    • Permit Identification and Obtainment
    • Permit Compliance
    • NEPA Expertise
    • Environmental Studies
    • Resource Characterization
    • Impact Assessments
    • Administrative Records

Environmental Permitting projects

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Big Sioux River Sediment and Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load

Developing sediment and bacteria Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Big Sioux River.

Big Sioux Water Quality Trading Project

Assessing the sediment and bacteria impairments in the Central Big Sioux River Watershed and reducing pollution through a water quality trading.

Long Lake Creek Corridor Improvements

Establishing a more natural, sinuous channel and restoring wetlands in an area of a decommissioned wastewater treatment plant.

Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration

Developing and implementing effective planning strategies for the Missouri River.

SARA Water Quality Modeling Tool Development

Developing software tools to facilitate watershed modeling and planning in San Antonio River Authority’s (SARA) watersheds.

Statewide Water Quality Program Support

Supporting the Colorado Department of Transportation's statewide water quality program.
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Environmental Permitting products

RESPEC’s product line is geared towards making businesses and organizations better, faster, smarter, and safer. Our products benefit clients in need of greater efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings.

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BASINS integrates environmental data, analysis tools and watershed and water quality models to assist in managing watersheds and developing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).
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Mark Traxler
Senior Wildlife Biologist & Wetland Scientist

Charlie Vandam
Director of Environment