Environmental Services Include:

  • NEPA Documentation and Compliance- CEs, EAs, EISs
  • Indiana State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Documentation & Compliance
  • Environmental Justice Analyses
  • Public Involvement Coordination
  • Red Flag Investigations & Research
  •  Section 4(f) Documentation
  • Section 6(f) Conversion Documentation & Compliance (NPS, IDNR)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Wetland Determinations, Delineations, & Assessments
  • Ecological Surveys
  • Waterway Permitting- USACE, IDEM, IDNR
  • Construction Stormwater General Permits
  • Wetland and Stream Mitigation Consultation
  • Floristic Quality Assessments
  • Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act Consultation
  • Flora & Fauna Surveys
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Investigations
  • GIS Mapping & Data Collection
  • Pre-construction Spoil & Borrow Site Evaluations
  • Grant Writing & Funding Assistance

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SJCA Enviromental

Ecological Survey

The SJCA Environmental Team offers ecological field investigations and reporting for both public and private sector projects. With a combined experience of over 30 years, the firm’s environmental staff are prequalified by the Indiana Department of Transportation to perform on-site investigations for wetlands, waterways, and other ecological systems and habitats. Staff conduct thorough field investigations to identify indicators for wetland hydrology, vegetation, soils, and to provide in-depth analysis of any water resources. SJCA will perform all necessary field work and background research necessary to complete ecological evaluations and will use this information to provide clients with solutions to avoid and minimize impacts, and to prepare mitigations plans when impacts cannot be avoided.

SJCA Waterway

Waterway Permitting

When clients work with SJCA trained professionals they know they will be provided with the information they need to understand where sensitive resources and hazards are located, their options for impact avoidance, the plan for mitigation of unavoidable impacts, and the permits they need to construct the project. The staff has many years of applied experience working with of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and their associated wetland/waterway regulations. The staff includes INDOT pre-qualified ecologists and environmental technicians and specialists that have worked on hundreds of transportation projects over several decades. The team provides the complete scope of environmental services needed to efficiently move a project from preliminary design to ready for construction.

NEPA & SEPA Documentation

NEPA & SEPA Documentation:

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that all projects with federal funding evaluate the impacts of the project on the social, natural, cultural, and built environment. Indiana also has a state environmental policy act (SEPA) that applies to state and locally funded projects. SJCA’s Environmental Staff has produced hundreds of NEPA and SEPA documents for projects of all types throughout Indiana, including bridges and roadways, pedestrian networks, trails, drainage improvements, and mitigation sites. SJCA environmental staff are trained professionals who are NEPA certified and pre-qualified with INDOT. They handle all aspects of the NEPA process, including red flag investigations, environmental justice analyses, public involvement, and collaboration with engineers and clients to develop an approach to construction that will minimize environmental impacts and the time delays and costs that come with mitigation. With a strong understanding of the INDOT project development process and infrastructure construction methods, staff work as an integral part of the team to help the project avoid unnecessary delays associated with environmental investigations and regulatory approvals.