Kleinfelder is responsible for providing environmental siting recommendations to reduce or eliminate ecological impacts and geotechnical needs for various research sites throughout all 20 National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) domains. Altogether, approximately 140 sites have been evaluated, and nearly 50 have been surveyed for pre-construction impacts. Each research site requires a complete NEPA analysis. Survey types include wetlands, threatened and endangered species, vegetation, and geotechnical.
The project required extensive travel coordination and access to approximately 140 NEON sites located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It also demanded a multi-disciplinary team that is well-versed on the habitats to be surveyed.
To meet the client and project requirements, Kleinfelder utilized staff from offices located as near as possible to the geographically dispersed sites. Our teams also performed multiple, complete site visits during a single travel period to achieve an economy of scale for both our client and Kleinfelder.
Kleinfelder is providing thorough coordination of multiple site visits through one client point of contact, to ensure efficiency and consistency of services. We have leveraged staff located near various sites to quickly mobilize our resources and perform our work in a timely and cost-effective manner.