Digital Transformation of Managing Environmental Data

Digital technology has transformed collecting environmental field data.  Data is collected more efficiently, more accurately, in greater quantity, and processed more quickly than ever before. For Dudek biologists, archaeologists, urban foresters, hydrologists, and other science and engineering professionals that manage projects involving fieldwork, applying technology is a constant challenge as it evolves. Three Dudek team members…

Groundwater Sustainability Plans Require 8 Areas of Expertise

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042. Basin priorities are assigned by the California Department of Water Resources based on multiple factors, including population, land use, and basin conditions. Low or very low…

Effectively Negotiating Environmental Permits

Michael Sweesy, RLA,  leads Dudek’s native habitat restoration practice and Sherri Miller manages the firm’s biology practice. They have extensive experience negotiating environmental permits with resource agencies on behalf of private and public clients with development projects in California.  The following are their insights on effective negotiating.

How Environmental Awareness Training Keeps Projects Moving Forward

  When a bulldozer operator working on the Sacramento light rail expansion spotted two burrowing owls fly out of a burrow on the project site, the value of environmental awareness training for construction crews became clear.  The operator immediately started the protocol he learned in training, and the burrowing owls, a California species of concern,…

Video: Landowners’ Considerations for Biological Surveys

  Dudek biologist Tricia Wotipka-Priest has performed hundreds of biological surveys in California for developments ranging from less than an acre to projects with hundreds of acres. In this 4-minute video, Tricia shares tips for California landowners on scheduling and performing biological surveys to keep development projects moving forward. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/19zqzkR

Mobile Technology Improves Biology Field Surveys

  Dudek biologists are often involved in large-scale biology surveys for renewable energy, transportation, and development projects.  Surveys like these can often involve tracking dozens of species and recording multiple attributes for each species.  Dudek biologist Kam Muri describes how mobile technology has made biology field surveys more efficient and accurate. Check out the video…

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