Community Development :
Federal and State Environmental Compliance

Local governments review and evaluate community plans and development projects that shape local landscapes. These transit, medical and institutional, special-event venues, commercial, and residential projects often require highly specialized technical studies and face intense public scrutiny.

ESA is a leader in preparing national and state environmental documents, including for some of the nation's most complex and controversial projects that are lightning rods for legal challenge. Our approach blends sound science and technical excellence within an analytic framework that brackets project issues. This is how we ensure legal adequacy and support for agency decision-making.

Specialized Services

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Fee-to-Trust applications
  • Community outreach programs
  • Content analysis
  • Critical area ordinance updates
  • Environmental assessments
  • Environmental compliance documentation
  • Environmental impact reports
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Environmental scoping meetings
  • Mitigation monitoring and reporting
  • Project website; social media management and communication materials development
  • Shoreline management plans
  • Stakeholder analysis