Ecological & Environmental Services

Ecological & Environmental Services

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting offers a wide variety of ecological and environmental services to meet the needs of land holding agencies and private sector project proponents. Functioning independently, or in collaboration with other environmental organizations, we have participated in NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) projects across western states addressing forest management, oil and gas infrastructure development, communication facility construction, water development and conveyance. We are familiar with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and requirements. Our team of ecological experts has conducted wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, rare plant surveys, and ecological assessments. We provide the following services:

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting conducts Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys. There are approximately 1,300 endangered or threatened species in the United States today. Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the government protects endangered and threatened plants and animals (listed species) and the habitats upon which they depend. The ESA requires federal agencies to ensure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out, does not "adversely impact" any listed species, or "destroy or adversely modify" any critical habitat for that species. Blue Mountain will identify potential species that may be present on specific properties and provide information on how to manage habitat.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting provides Phase 1 Environmental Assessments in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments (ASTM E1527-05, ASTM E1528, E2247-08) and the within the scope of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) throughout Colorado.

Phase 1 Environmental Assessments are suitable for private landowners, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations that seek complete due diligence responsibilities in a real estate transaction. An Environmental Site Assessment is designed to determine if there are any recognized environmental hazards on or near a property that could create liability for a landowner.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting provides services in the field of Wildlife Management throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.  Our services include wildlife plans, habitat assessments, harvest recommendations, population estimates of game and non-game species, and habitat manipulation.  Each service is tailored to meet the client’s individual needs through conservation, stewardship, and management.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting (BMEC) provides Ecological Characterization Study services in accordance to Section 3.4.1 (D) (1) of the Land Use Code of the City of Fort Collins. These reports may be required for development activities by the City of Fort Collins if the site contains, or is within five hundred (500) feet of, a natural habitat or feature, or if it is determined by the Director, upon information or from inspection, that the site likely includes areas with wildlife, plant life and/or other natural characteristics in need of protection. Operating in Fort Collins, BMEC is very familiar with the natural habitats and features within the City including isolated areas and stream corridors and are capable of providing services in a timely and professional manner.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting provides Environmentally Sensitive Areas Report services for the City of Loveland in accordance with the Loveland Colorado 2005 Comprehensive Plan (Section 3.2), the 2014 Parks & Recreation Master Plan (Appendix E) and the Loveland Municipal Code (Chapters 18.41 and 16.20). These reports may be required if a site inventory indicates potential impact on the environment. The report is intended to facilitate informed decision making with respect to the proposed development in a manner that recognizes and preserves the natural qualities of environmentally sensitive areas and natural areas within the project site and adjacent areas that may be impacted by the proposed development. BMEC is very familiar with the natural habitats and features within the City of Loveland, including isolated areas and stream corridors, and can provide services in a timely and professional manner.

Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting can prepare a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's review. The letter indicates whether a project, if built as proposed, would impact a floodplain and therefore warrant a change to National Flood Insurance Program flood hazard maps. Projects require a CLOMR if they modify the floodway by causing any increase in the base flood discharge in regulatory floodways, or more than one foot increase in any portion of a Special Flood Hazard Area if no regulatory floodway is designated. Blue Mountain coordinates with the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Information for Planning and Consultation site.

Blue Mountain has participated in numerous NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) projects across western states addressing forest management, oil and gas infrastructure development, communication facility construction, water development and conveyance. In this capacity, our team has conducted wetland delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological assessments and prepared documentation per NEPA requirements.