Emergency Response

Planning and Technical Capabilities

  • Disaster Recovery for Planners
  • Regulatory permitting for road clearance and/or the building of temporary bypass roads and utilities damaged in a disaster.
  • Provide temporary contract employees to local building departments to expedite plan check review for rebuilding plans after a disaster.
  • Construction monitoring for emergency repairs to infrastructure impacted by flooding, landslides and other incidents.
  • Aerial drone surveys and GIS mapping for damage assessments and habitat changes following wildfires or landslides.
  • Air Quality monitoring following large fires or dust storms.
  • Risk evaluation and mitigation services to develop contingency and response plans, including technical surveys, permitting, and other environmental measures prior to an emergency.
  • Water Quality Monitoring Program development and implementation, including source identification, sampling, and load calculation and reduction recommendations downstream of burn or flood areas.
  • Qualified Stormwater Professionals to design, review, and enact BMPs and implement Rain Event Action Plans on construction sites.
  • Identification and management of hazardous substances such as household hazardous wastes (e.g., paint, pesticides, drain cleaner) and industrial wastes in the pathway of a disaster.
  • Special Status Species clearance, incidental take, and relocation surveys.
  • Habitat restoration planning and implementation on open space preserves and forest lands.
  • Grant Writing and application assistance for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds.

Selected Projects

Fire Responses

  • Thomas Fire Toland Road Landfill Burn Waste Management Oversight, CIH Air Quality Monitoring in the Breathing Zone, Botanical Analysis – Ventura Regional Sanitation District
  • Tea Fire Response Emergency Sediment Removal Clearance Surveys for Steelhead Trout and Tidewater Goby – Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
  • Witch Creek Fire Response Erosion and Invasive Species Control – The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe
  • Station Fire Response Angeles National Forest Tree Plantings Inspection Support Services – Natural Resources Management Corporation
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan and Monarch Butterfly Habitat Management Plan CEQA Documentation – City of Goleta

Storm Responses

  • Graham Hill Bridge Storm Damage Repair Project Biological Surveys, Construction Monitoring, and Regulatory Permitting – County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works
  • Glenwood Drive Storm Damage Roadway Repair Project Biological and Botanical Surveys – County of Santa Cruz Department of Public Works
  • Santa Rosa Creek Road Culvert Emergency Project Biological Monitoring Services and Species Surveys – County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works
  • Gallery Wells Emergency Repair Project CEQA Documentation – Heritage Ranch Community Services District
  • La Conchita Slope Stabilization Project Comparative Environmental Analysis Memo – Private Consultants

Spill and Emergency Repair Responses

  • James Way Ditch Emergency Waterline Repair Construction Monitoring and Regulatory Permitting – City of Arroyo Grande
  • Pipeline Anomaly Emergency Repairs Construction Monitoring – Southern California Gas Company
  • Pipeline Spill Response Support Soil Sampling – Crimson Pipeline