Cottonwood provides sound environmental analysis and our experienced team of NEPA experts can help walk you though the NEPA process. Cottonwood can help you identify the proper NEPA approach and walk you through all the steps up until project completion and (if applicable) long-term monitoring. Cottonwood specializes in NEPA compliance for the oil and gas, construction, and transportation industries.
Threatened & Endangered and Sensitive Species Surveys
Biological Assessments/ Biological Evaluations
Cottonwood's experienced biologists are skilled in wildlife and vegetation identification, surveys, and monitoring. Our knowledgeable experts are familiar with habitat requirements of sensitive and protected species and can guide you through their associated state and federal regulations. Cottonwood can help you develop project-specific mitigation and monitoring plans that balance conservation with industry and development.
Cottonwood has a keen understanding of relevant federal, state, and local regulations and can help you obtain necessary permits and comply with a variety of rules and regulations, including the Clean Water Act. Cottonwood can conduct the necessary inspections to ensure that you remain in compliance. Cottonwood specializes in stormwater management for the oil and gas, construction, commercial, transportation, and mining industries.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Permits
Installation of Soil Vapor Tube Monitoring Locations
Collection of Meteorological Data
Indoor Air Quality Sampling
Environmental Sampling / Monitoring
Cottonwood provides soil, air, water, gas, and weather sampling services and utilizes best industry practices to ensure only high quality samples are collected. Cottonwood can help you develop and implement appropriate monitoring programs to observe and interpret changes in your samples over time. Cottonwood specializes in environmental sampling for the oil and gas, mining, transportation, real estate, and construction industries.
Soil / Sediment Sampling
Groundwater, Surfacewater, and Produced Water Sampling
Cottonwood has collected hundreds of groundwater and surface water samples since its inception in 2014. Cottonwood uses best industry practices for sample collection and our experienced team can help clients and landowners understand their water quality. Cottonwood specializes in water quality compliance for the oil and gas industry and will track your monitoring schedule to keep you in compliance.
Cottonwood quickly responds to spills in order to assess potential impacts and report within the required regulatory time frame. Our high-quality soil and water sampling techniques ensure representative samples are collected using best industry practices. Cottonwood specializes in spill response and reporting services for oil and gas fluid-related spills.
Cottonwood's experienced team can conduct soil gas surveys to help you locate fugitive methane emissions and quantify the lost resource. Cottonwood implements soil gas surveys in a systematic manner in order to identify an map the extent of seepage from the source. Cottonwood can install soil vapor monitoring tubes for long-term emissions monitoring.
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans and Inspections
Oil & Gas Permitting / Compliance
Cottonwood offers a variety of other oil and gas related consulting services. We pride ourselves on being both environmental and industry professionals, and our familiarity and experience in the oil and gas industry makes us an excellent choice for your consulting needs. Cottonwood can help you in nearly every aspect oil and gas related regulatory compliance, from the permitting process though plugging and abandoning locations.
Cottonwood's experienced ESA team can help you perform the due diligence needed when purchasing a property. Cottonwood coordinates with Users, Property Managers, and applicable third parties to quickly and thoroughly inventory site histories and produce Phase I ESAs. If concerns are identified, Cottonwood uses best industry practices to collect, analyze, and interpret samples and produce thorough and accurate Phase II ESAs.
Cottonwood's expert staff can conduct wellbore integrity investigations to keep you in compliance and help you understand zonal isolation and the potential for fluid migration between hydrocarbon bearing zones and fresh water aquifers. Cottonwood has a keen understanding of local, state, and federal regulations related to the oil and gas industry and can keep you on a monitoring schedule so you are always in compliance.
Cottonwood’s staff has experience in providing permitting and compliance services related to the Clean Water Act (CWA). Cottonwood works directly with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), and Tribal Authorities to keep you in compliance.
Cottonwood can help you develop, implement, and monitor reclamation and revegetation projects. Whether you're trying to reestablish vegetation along a pipeline corridor or transplant willows to mitigate wetland impacts, Cottonwood can help you every step of the way. Cottonwood's experienced team of biologists are familiar with native plant species and their habitat requirements and will monitor and report your reclamation progress.
Cottonwood uses its experience in the oil and gas industry to navigate the complex regulatory environment of air quality compliance and provide an accurate approach to compliance planning, long-term monitoring, and reporting for its clients. Having reviewed site inspections for a local regulator, Cottonwood’s experienced personnel are able to identify permit requirements commonly overlooked. Cottonwood’s air quality compliance services include:
Cottonwood can help you you get and stay in compliance with the Superfund Amendments and Authorization Act. Cottonwood's experienced team can help you inventory hazardous chemicals and walk you though the reporting process with Colorado Environmental Online Services. Cottonwood communicates directly with your Local Emergency Planning Committee to ensure your Tier 2 reports are submitted to all proper organizations.
Cottonwood provides a variety of GIS mapping services, including onsite investigations, geospatial analysis, and map production. Cottonwood performs onsite mapping investigations using a Trimble Geo XH® with sub-meter accuracy, and Cottonwood's talented GIS Analysts produce useful, easy-to-read, and aesthetically pleasing maps. Cottonwood can help you with anything from basic mapping to advanced geospatial statistics.
Cottonwood provides data science services that can help you optimize information storage and analysis. Cottonwood can track regulatory testing schedules to keep you in compliance, store analytical results, and produce project-specific datasets. Cottonwood's experienced personnel can also help you analyze and interpret your data so you can make confident management decisions.