Natural Resources and Permitting

NOREAS has been providing an array of biology and regulatory permitting services to federal and private sector clients since 2008. To that end, we’ve strategically assembled a team comprised of highly skilled, credentialed and experienced biologists, ornithologists, botanists, arborists, herpetologists, mammalogists, ecologists, permitting specialists, planners, environmental scientists and geographic information system (GIS) professionals to provide our clients with cost-effective environmental solutions. Our associates have worked closely together on numerous multi-disciplinary projects of varying complexity and size throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Our team’s extensive experience gives projects momentum, which translates into streamlined execution with no learning curve. We understand the needs of our clients various business units, and provide cost conscious and innovative answers. NOREAS provides our clients with the following benefits and expertise:

  • Our team is intimately familiar with all aspects of special-status species survey, inventory, relocation, monitoring, reporting, permitting efforts, and our relationships with government/regulatory agency staffs are unparalleled
  • Associates have supported and conducted the analysis required for permitting more than 500 individual projects affecting wetlands, Waters of the State, and Waters of the U.S.
  • We are well versed on the requirements for performing pedestrian-based field surveys on federal, private and state-managed lands
  • Our GIS analysis and map generation services can be quickly mobilized to incorporate local and regional information into project level analysis.

We are proud of our staff – professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and experienced in delivering services on time and within budget. NOREAS team members have worked together on federally-managed, private, and state owned lands providing common sense solutions. This results in decreased response times and simplified – but effective, coordination efforts. NOREAS has a bullpen of over 30 natural resource professionals and analysts with a proven track record of providing a full array of biological services and technical studies – ranging from qualitative watershed level reconnaissance work, to quantitative data collection used to demonstrate regulatory compliance (i.e., Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act, Section 1600, 3500, and 2080 [et seq.] of the California Fish and GameCode, and State and Federal Endangered Species Acts).

Featured Projects


Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Detachment Fallbrook Rare Plant Assessment


Clinton Keith Road Interchange, State Route-79 Widening and Clinton Keith Road Extension Integrated Mitigation Program


Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project Habitat Restoration and Revegetation Program


Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Federally-Listed Bird Species Assessment


Sustainable Power Group On-Call Biology and Regulatory Permitting Services Contract


Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project


Gilman Springs Road Improvement Project


Southern California Edison On-Call Biology and Regulatory Permitting Services Contract


Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement Project


BrightSource Energy Solar Electric Generating Facility Avian Assessment