Practices > Natural Resources
Ascent offers a full suite of natural resources capabilities to support your environmental challenges and stewardship finite resources.
We provide habitat assessments and inventories, wildlife biological and botanical surveys, aquatic habitat bioassessments and surveys, wetland delineations, conservation planning, ecosystem restoration planning, GIS modeling, and natural resources management planning. Our work supports CEQA and NEPA documents, regulatory compliance efforts, and natural resources management assignments.
Ascent staff includes experts in projects where protection, enhancement, management, and/or restoration of sensitive habitats or natural processes and functions were the primary objectives. We have assisted conservancies, state and federal land management and natural resources agencies, and many local governments with plans for the use and care of their important natural and cultural resources, whether it is in the form of a State Park General Plan, Wildlife Area Land Management Plan, park and recreation master plan, stream or wetland restoration plan, or other resources management program.
We can offer expertise for any state or federally listed threatened or endangered species and sensitive habitat in California and much of the Western U.S. through a combination of in-house professionals and strategic alliances with other partners. Our work spans a wide variety of ecosystems in the West, such as the Sierra Nevada (including the Lake Tahoe Basin), Cascade Mountains, Great Basin, Mojave Desert, Sierra foothills, Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and coastal California (north, central and south).