In general, an Environmental Resource Assessment is a review of potential cultural & historical resources and threatened & endangered species (and/or their habitat) relative to a specific site. The assessment typically does not include coordination with respective regulatory agencies. This type of evaluation can provide valuable information about your site, particularly if your project includes public funds or grants. These resources can serve as an amenity or backdrop to your project, rather than a hindrance to development. Additionally, there is a tax incentive (varies by State) for conservation and preservation efforts associated with historically significant sites and areas with ecological value. Headwater has performed dozens of Environmental Resource Assessments throughout the southeast.
Headwater relies on over a four decades of field experience, as well as access to GIS mapping software and regional databases managed by the State Historic Preservation Office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and representative natural heritage agencies (varies by State).
Sinking Creek Covered Bridge, Newport, Giles County, VA
Exposed boulders within a Rich Cove Forest, Kings Creek, Caldwell County, NC.