Environmental Services

We deliver results that benefit our
clients and the natural environment.

Environmental Services

We deliver results that benefit our clients and the natural environment.

SGM’s environmental team helps you obtain the approvals and permits needed to complete your project.

But we do much more than that — we are part of the larger engineering approach at SGM, where design is considered in light of environmental impacts, cost constraints, regulatory requirements, and environmentally-friendly outcomes.

Beyond our expertise, we cultivate positive relationships with regulatory personnel and focus on project approaches that benefit the final design while respecting the natural and cultural heritage of western Colorado.

We specialize in:

  • Conceptual design and siting
  • Infrastructure siting optimization
  • Constraints and critical impacts analysis
  • Mitigation planning
  • Fish-friendly passage design
  • Wetland impact assessments and mitigation
  • Clean Water Act, Section 404
  • Endangered Species Act consultation
  • Biological Resource survey and assessment
  • Federal NEPA analysis
  • Multi-disciplinary agency review
  • Clean Water Act permit compliance
  • Environmental inspection and construction monitoring
  • Reclamation monitoring
  • Grant performance standards and outcome monitoring
  • Federal land management agency surface use approvals (BLM, Forest Service)
  • Analysis conducted by a team including former agency staff (CDOT, BLM, FAA, CPW)
  • Specialization in infrastructure and permanent occupancy (roads, bridges, pipelines, reservoirs & water infrastructure)

We keep your projects in the green.

What differentiates SGM from other firms is how connected we are to Western Colorado. We have a lot of community support and opportunities to better the places we live. I feel connected to the economy and like I’ve contributed to Western Colorado’s growth.

Alex Nees

Senior Environmental Consultant