Environmental Services

Environmental Services

Permitting and environmental solutions

Westwood is a national leader in environmental permitting and natural resource studies. With over 40 years of experience in environmental services, we can help you navigate complex federal, state, and local requirements, integrate additional services, and secure timely permits and environmental solutions. We support all project development phases with our vast environmental services, including planning, design, construction, and post-construction stages.   

Westwood staff complete tree surveys and plant ecology evaluations to support project environmental needs. Westwood staff complete tree surveys and plant ecology evaluations to support project environmental needs.
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Environmental issues span wetlands, wildlife, plant ecology, cultural resources, visual issues, and more. The wide array of localities and regulatory requirements across the US require a partner with a broad range of environmental experience. If your project needs environmental services in the arid southwest or the complex water systems of the Mississippi River, you’ve come to the right place. 

Core Expertise
  • Permitting 
  • Critical Issues Analysis
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)
  • Waters of the US Determinations and Delineations
  • Cultural Resource Survey
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Wetlands and Natural Resource Studies
  • Wildlife Studies
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys
  • Tree Surveys and Woodland Evaluations
  • Bat Surveys
  • Avian and Raptor Surveys
  • Wind Resource Modeling
  • Noise and Sound Studies
  • Shadow Flicker
  • Glare Studies
  • Post-Construction Fatality Monitoring
  • FAA Aviation Evaluations
  • GIS Data Evaluation and Mapping
  • Invasive Species
  • LiDAR-Based Resource Assessments
  • Significant Nexus Analyses
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Alternatives Analyses
  • Mitigation Plans
  • Permit Monitoring and Reporting Services
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Spill Pollution Control and Countermeasures (SPCCs)
  • Decommissioning Plans
Environmental Projects
Athos I & II Solar Projects
Athos I & II solar project covers nearly 5-square miles with over 450 MW of solar.

Desert Center, CA
Client: SB Energy, Intersect Power, and Rosendin Electric
Scope: 450 MW

CapX2020 Brookings Line
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Brookings, SD
Client: Great River Energy
Scope: 345 kV transmission line, 250 miles

Valley Center Energy Storage
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Valley Center, CA
Client: Terra-Gen & Mortenson
Scope: 140 MW and 480 MWh stand-alone battery energy storage 

Stoneray Wind Project
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Pipestone and Murray Counties, MN
Client: EDF Renewables Development, Inc. and RES Americas
Scope: 100 MW, 39 turbines

Shutterfly Shakopee

Shakopee, MN
Client: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Scope: 217,000 SF production facility and office building

Cobblestone Lake
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Apple Valley, MN
Client: Tradition Development
Scope: 323-acre mixed use development

Curious about all our experience?

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