GZA is known for responsiveness and results. Our multi-disciplined teams, expertise and experience, and client-partnership approach on projects, makes GZA a consultant of choice.

Our regulatory relationships and experience in federal, state and local permitting allow our clients to focus on their business while we advance their project approvals. GZA's bench depth in field services allows us to initiate wetland delineations, data collection, and other field work and execute assignments quickly and efficiently. Engineering design support and our in-depth understanding of construction phases make GZA a valued project team member.

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Energy/Utilities/Gas Pipeline, Solar, Wind
Municipalities, Developers, Government Agencies
Water Resources
Infrastructure
Natural Resource Permitting

Our regulatory relationships and experience in federal, state and local permitting allow our clients to focus on their business while we advance their project approvals. GZA's bench depth in field services allows us to initiate wetland delineations, data collection, and other field work and execute assignments quickly and efficiently. Engineering design support and our in-depth understanding of construction phases make GZA a valued project team member.

GZA works with state and federal regulators on a daily basis.  Our experience and long-term working relationships benefit our clients' projects by gaining approvals. We help the design team avoid most environmental impacts. For unavoidable impacts, GZA is well versed in the creative design of mitigation strategies that have a proven track record of balancing the needs of both clients and regulators, allowing the projects to move forward efficiently and cost-effectively.

Expertise
  • Site Selection 
  • Constraints Analysis
  • Local, State, and Federal Permitting
  • Rare Species & Wildlife Permit Coordination
  • Freshwater and Marine Dredging/Disposal Permitting
  • Section 316(b) Fish Impingement and Entrainment Permitting
  • FERC Natural Gas and Hydropower Licensing and Permitting
  • Floodplain Activity/Control Structure Permitting
  • Peer Review Permitting Services
Mitigation & Restoration

GZA has an excellent track record of successful mitigation, ranging from agency negotiations, in-lieu fee calculations, conservation and preservation of land/habitats, and restoration design and implementation.  

… I wanted to thank you and your team for all your assistance with the Beaver Brook wetland restoration project near the Woodland Cemetery in Keene. The complex nature of this restoration site, which included the removal of potentially impacted fill in the area of historic wetlands posed many challenges, the least of which was not “unexpected” surprises. From the early stages of the project, GZA’s background and expertise with mildly contaminated soils as well as wetland ecology was invaluable to moving the project forward. …”

Melinda Bubier, DES Wetland Mitigation Program Specialist

GZA designs practical mitigation and restoration projects that we guide through to completion, whether it is filing the deed on a conservation parcel or overseeing construction and monitoring for success.  GZA's planners, scientists, engineers, and landscape architects work together to identify the right plan for each project.  GZA routinely obtains agency approvals for a wide range of projects.

Expertise
  • Freshwater Wetland Design and Construction
  • Vernal Pool Creation
  • Living Shoreline and Natural Materials Design
  • Stream Bank and Shoreline Restoration
  • Protected Species and Habitat Restoration/Mitigation
  • Monitoring Programs
Construction Compliance Monitoring

Once permits are obtained, GZA works with project teams to ensure permit conditions are included in contractor bid specifications, works closely with owners and contractor for field review and planning, and then we provide field support to ensure compliance is maintained throughout construction.

GZA tracks the construction project, documents permit compliance, and provides timely reporting to the project team to support the schedule and budget. At the conclusion of the project, GZA completes agency notifications and provides close-out documentation for our client's records.

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Expertise
  • Access Planning and Field Preparations
  • Construction Bid Preparations & Contractor Orientation/Training
  • Soil and Water Management Support
  • NOI for EPA Construction General Permits
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections & Reporting
  • Project Specific Compliance Tracking Matrix
  • Contractor Field Support
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