Watershed Science and Planning

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning (WS&P) Group offers a variety of professional services to solve the most complex regulatory and resource issues facing our clients. The successful completion of any project requires navigating through the federal, state, and local regulations and permitting processes. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled WS&P staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. WS&P staff prides themselves on the ability to provide comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

Stormwater Management

  • NPDES Permit Compliance and Assistance
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Water Quality Assessments and Monitoring Plans
  • Data Collection, Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting
  • Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation and Reporting
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Assessments and Mapping
  • Storm Water Management Plans and Program Implementation
  • Design andImplementation of Stormwater Best Management Practices and Infrastructure

Regulatory Compliance and Permitting

  • NEPA/CEQA Documents and Compliance
  • USACOE 404 Permitting
  • 401 Water Quality Certification
  • State Agency Stream and Waterway Permits
  • State and Local Encroachment Permits
  • Other Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Agency Coordination and Negotiations

Planning Services

  • Land Use Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems Mapping and Analysis
  • Open Space, Trail and Recreation Planning
  • Stakeholder and Community Relations
  • Collaborative Process Implementation
  • Stakeholder Facilitation
  • Community Assessments
  • Public Outreach and Media Relations
  • General Plan, Master Plan, and Zoning Applications and Amendments

Watershed Science and Design

  • Riparian and Stream Assessments
  • Geomorphic Assessments
  • Floodplain and Wetland Restoration
  • Stream Restoration, Bank Stabilization and Channel
    Enhancement Design

Sustainable Design and Green Building

  • Sustainable Design and Planning
  • Green Building and Infrastructure
  • Whole Systems Approach
  • LEED Consulting Services
  • Low Impact Development
  • Green Parks and Streets
  • FHWA Green Highways
  • Climate Change Services

Biological and Botanical Services

  • Special Studies
  • Botanical Surveys and Vegetation Mapping
  • Waters of the U.S. and Wetland Delineations
  • Wildlife Surveys, Mapping, and Habitat Analysis
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Special Status Species Assessments
  • Natural Resources Inventories and Assessments
  • Tree Assessments and Surveys
  • Noxious Weed and Invasive Species Surveys and
    Management Plans

Program Management

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Project Management and Administration
  • Critical Path Scheduling
  • Goals and Objectives Development
  • Schedule and Budget Management
  • Annual and Progress Reporting
  • Database Design and Management
  • MOU/MOA Development
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Funding and Finance Planning
  • Grant Application Development and Management
  • Presentation Development and Delivery
  • Technical Advisory Committee Facilitation and