Less than a year after adding Environmental and Cultural Services to their offerings, Vantage Point’s environmental team continues to grow and advance.
Earlier this year, Vantage Point announced they were adding the services to help streamline construction and compliance processes for construction projects. The in-house team helps clients fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Clean Water Act, as well as state and tribal historic preservation offices, the Army Corps of Engineers, and FCC Form 620/621.
In the time since, the team has grown – and added a number of certifications as well. In May, Lina Ramirez, MA, RPA and Justin Fleetwood, MA, RPA were accepted to the Register of Professional Archeologists, a distinction confirming their commitment to professional standards and ethics specific to the dynamic requirements and demands of archeology.
Most recently, Fleetwood – alongside environmental scientist Sarah Giles – were both certified in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Planning (SWPPP). In doing so, SWPPP reviews were added to the broad range of services offered, including floodplain mapping, wetland delineation, biological and environmental studies, and agency coordination. Cultural resource services include literature reviews, reconnaissance surveys, site evaluation, mitigation plans, excavation and recovery projects, artifact curation, construction monitoring, and determination of effect.
The combined expertise has allowed for creative and responsive solutions as well. In one instance, they engaged a Geology study to help determine the difficulty of burying fiber – through packed rock, waterlogged areas, etc. – to more accurately estimate impacts to construction timeline and cost.
For inquiries or to learn more about Vantage Point’s growing Environmental Services team, please contact Jana.Morehouse@vantagepnt.com or visit www.vantagepnt.com/NEPA