Natural & Cultural Resources

First Environment has been providing exceptional consulting services to federal, public, and corporate clients to help meet natural and cultural resource requirements.

Our team of natural resource specialists includes junior and senior biologists with expertise in conducting threatened and endangered species surveys, flora and faunal inventories, species habitat evaluations, and habitat restoration. Our staff has extensive experience in wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation, conceptual design development, project monitoring, reporting, floodplain management, and stream processes. We also have experience conducting remote spatial analysis, slope determination, and vegetation mapping using remote sensing techniques that incorporate geographic information systems (GIS).

Our cultural resource specialists have experience working with archaeological and architectural resources for local, state, and federal review agencies. Our team of experts includes highly skilled and experienced Registered Professional Archaeologists (RPAs), architectural historians, and historians. Their extensive knowledge of cultural resources management, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regulatory requirements and processes, and project management enables us to address these areas in a timely manner on behalf of our clients.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Wetlands delineation
  • Environmental permitting
  • Flora/faunal inventories and habitat evaluation
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Mapping
  • Phase 1A literature review and sensitivity assessments/ documentary studies
  • Phase 1B archaeological testing/monitoring
  • Phase II archaeological site significance evaluations
  • Phase III archaeological data recovery/mitigation
  • NRHP assessments
  • HABS-HAER-HALS documentation

Our Work

Streambank Remediation and Soil and Groundwater Containment at Wilsey Bennett, Inc.

Client: Wilsey Bennett, Inc.
Location: Cartaret, NJ

Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Remediation at Isolatek/U.S. Minerals Site

Client: Isolatek International
Location: Stanhope, NJ

PCB and Metals Remediation for Brownfields Redevelopment at ASARCO Smelting and Refining Facility

Client: Environmental Liability Transfer
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ