WEST serves markets across the US and internationally. With offices and branches across the country, our people are well placed to meet the needs of our clients and their projects. The diversity of the markets we serve are an indication of our expertise and the value we provide our clients.
WEST has been a leader in the field of energy project impact assessment, monitoring, natural resources research, and permitting since 1990. WEST has successfully worked for stakeholders involved in energy issues, including state and federal agencies, industry, consultants, utilities, and conservation organizations. Our team includes professional scientists and statisticians that understand wind energy development and operations and have strong relationships with local and regional staff within the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management, as well as state and local agencies.
WEST has successfully worked for stakeholders involved in renewable energy issues, including state and federal agencies, industry, consultants, utilities, and conservation organizations. The most significant of these has been and continues to be wildlife studies to support commercial wind and solar energy development.
Our scientists have years of experience in supporting projects throughout the US and Canada in the oil, gas, and mining sectors. This experience has included study design, data collection, preparation of documents, and consulting with state and federal agencies.
WEST possesses a thorough understanding of natural resource regulations, agency requirements, and issue resolution relative to linear project construction, operation, and maintenance. Our personnel have worked on all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance for linear projects, including transmission and distribution lines.
Wildlife conservation is often a top priority for federal, state, and local government agencies. WEST has conducted countless wildlife surveys, inventories, and impact assessments across North America for a variety of entities, including multiple federal, state, county, and municipal governments across the US.
WEST’s combined statistical and ecological approach to wildlife research and management provides our government entity clients with scientifically credible results that are defensible, objective, and concise. Our expert ecologists develop survey protocols and assemble field crews of all sizes to meet schedule and survey effort needs for a wide range of projects while employing the very latest techniques, field equipment, and study methodologies. Our biometricians employ the most current statistical methods and have extensive experience designing studies and analyzing data for a variety of wildlife issues. These services benefit government entities by providing scientific-based consulting services to solve ongoing natural resource issues.
The WEST team has supported various Department of Transportation roadway projects for nearly three decades. Our staff of biologists, ecologists, and statisticians are experts in their fields who have existing relationships with various Departments of Transportation, state and federal agencies, and other resource-based groups.