Natural Resources

RK&K has a strong commitment to preserving natural resources and protecting our environment. RK&K’s thorough knowledge of natural environmental systems, including forests, wildlife habitat, streams, wetlands, and agricultural lands provides environmental stewardship tools for projects nationwide. We have expertise in wetland and stream ecology, forestry, aquatic ecology, watershed-based planning, green infrastructure, permit acquisition, project planning, and NEPA. We collaborate with our design staff to complete avoidance/minimization studies supporting infrastructure assignments - avoiding natural resources allows for more expeditious permit authorizations. Our experienced planners and scientists bring varied backgrounds in existing conditions and potential effects analysis; identifying key resource issues; and recommending programs to preserve/enhance resources through new or existing programs. RK&K is well-known and respected by federal, state and local regulatory agencies throughout the areas we serve.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wetland & Stream Mitigation Design
  • Regulatory Coordination
  • Forest Conservation
  • Expedited Wetland Permit Review
  • Avoidance/Minimization Studies
  • Wetland & Forest Delineation
  • Environmental Inspection/Monitoring
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Special-Status Species Coordination
  • NEPA Documentation

Sample Projects

Dyke Marsh Restoration, US Army Corps of Engineers

Dyke Marsh Restoration, US Army Corps of Engineers

Design, H&H modeling, sediment analysis, planning and design of ecological/ stream restoration for large tract of tidal freshwater marsh along the Potomac River.

US 301 Project Development and General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Services

US 301 Project Development and General Engineering Consultant (GEC), DE Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

Permitting efforts for this 14-mile highway project, including conservation studies, surveying and mitigation site design.

Intercounty Connector (ICC) General Engineering Consultant (GEC), MD State Highway Administration (SHA)

Intercounty Connector (ICC) General Engineering Consultant (GEC), MD State Highway Administration (SHA)

Reforestation mitigation design, natural resource site assessments, plant inspections, construction management oversight, and on-the-ground environmental services.

Pott Creek Wetland & Stream Restoration, NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

Pott Creek Wetland & Stream Restoration, NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

Environmental analysis, permitting and design for wetland mitigation and stream restoration project.