Natural Resource Damage Assessments and Restoration Planning. We have developed and managed NRDAs for Federal, State, and Tribal Trustees on the Atlantic Coast, Pacific Coast, Gulf Coast, Alaskan Coast, the Great Lakes, and inland estuaries. These projects were in response to oil spills, CERCLA sites, coral reef groundings, natural disasters, and other environmental hazards. Work conducted for these projects involved:
  • Developing, implementing, and managing ephemeral data collection, source oil sampling, pre-assessment and assessment phase field campaigns, and long-term monitoring programs;
  • Conducting transport, fate and effects modeling, and biological injury modeling;
  • Developing and integrating remote sensing programs with injury identification and assessment; and
  • Addressing all regulations and public process components, managing case files and administrative records, and ensuring that all work meets litigation standards.

Spill Response and Response Training. Our team has provided clients with pre-incident response planning and training, and post-incident response support and expertise on site, at unified command centers, and remotely. We have reviewed spill response plans for litigation purposes and are experts in understanding the specifics of regulatory requirements. Response plan development and training addresses all regulatory requirements and can be enhanced to manage and reduce risk to whatever level the client hopes to achieve.

Environmental Review. We have extensive experience reviewing environmental projects and cases for numerous clients, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard National Pollution Funds Center, NOAA, and the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Identification and Assessment of Damages. Staff has worked with the private sector in the preparation of damage claims. Claim development includes identifying, assessing, and quantifying losses following oil spills and natural disasters for environmental, economic, cultural, and subsistence impacts.