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Biological Resources

Our Biological Resources Group complements KMEA’s exceptional environmental engineering services with expertise in biological and other natural resources. Our experienced staff of restoration ecologists and biologists can assist clients in biological permitting, California native habitat restoration, revegetation maintenance, monitoring, and reporting.

KMEA's services include:

Field Surveys

  • Geographic information systems/mapping
  • Nesting bird surveys
  • Rare plant and special status wildlife surveys
  • Reconnaissance and habitat assessments
  • Tree and vegetation surveys


Data Assessment and Design

  • Analysis of stream hydrological characteristics
  • Assessment of the quality of the existing natural resources
  • Habitat restoration design and management plans
  • Sustainable design for wetland and stream channel restoration
  • Water retention, runoff, and erosion control design



  • California Fish and Game Code
  • Clean Water Act
  • Federal and state Endangered Species Acts
  • Mitigation requirements
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)


Installation and Implementation

  • Construction management
  • Erosion control
  • Habitat restoration activities
  • Herbicide application
  • Invasive species control
  • Resource protection
  • Vegetation management


Post-Construction Monitoring and Maintenance

  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)/geographic information systems (GIS) documentation
  • Control of non-native and invasive species
  • Habitat restoration inspections and maintenance
  • Routine construction site assessments
  • Sustained client communication
  • Vegetation transect monitoring