• Welcome to Walsh Energy Consulting

    Trusted Consultants in Las Vegas, NV

Environmental consulting for our changing world –
professional, fast, affordable

Mission

The Walsh Energy Consulting LLC (WEC) approach is based upon our technical competence, our professional experience, regular communication with our clients, and above all, responsiveness to the needs of our clients to provide superior and creative project solutions.

Our People

Our engineers and environmental scientists are among the brightest in their disciplines with a deep understanding of industry complexities and current regulations. We encourage independent thinking and creative problem solving for environmental issues.

Enhancement

Whether your goal is to obtain a permit, establish and maintain regulatory compliance, or directly manage and conserve an environmental resource, our services provide you with the tools, guidance and education to see your project through from conception to successful completion.

Services Offered –
The process is quite simple

Planning & Monitoring


  • Biological Resource Management Planning

For carrying out programs and implementing management strategies to conserve and protect biological resources on its lands.

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Monitoring

Our engineering and storm water professionals develop site-specific storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) documents to ensure regulatory compliance while reducing risk and minimizing SWPPP implementation and maintenance costs for infrastructure improvement, land development, and habitat restoration projects.

  • Biological Environmental and Archaeological Monitoring

Biological Environmental Monitoring supports economic development and enhances the resilience of all regions in the face of changing environmental conditions. The goal of archaeological monitoring is to assess the presence/absence of archaeological deposits.

Survey & Reporting


  • Biological, Environmental, and Archaeological Surveys

A comprehensive approach to biological surveys is the backbone of WEC’s commitment to your project. WEC utilizes some of the best field researchers in Nevada to gain a thorough understanding of a site’s resource baseline and meet agency-mandated needs. A Biological Survey is a scientific study of organisms to assess the condition of an ecological resource. An Environmental Survey is typically performed on a site that has been adversely impacted by hazardous substances and locating structures, that aide in detecting, analyzing and monitoring groundwater pollution. Archaeological surveying is a specialized type of land surveying conducted to report the finds made in an archeological site or to show the relationship of the archaeological site to the landscape.

  • Biological Resources Technical Reporting

A Biological Resources Technical Report (BRTR) is intended to establish baseline conditions with respect to biological resources and recommend further studies or mitigation measures, if any, which will be appropriate for project permitting.

  • Management Planning and Reporting

Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Reporting is the key to ensure a safe and clean environment. A project may have taken proper pollution control measures but without a management plan to assure its proper function, the desired result may not be obtained.

Survey & Reporting


  • Biological, Environmental, and Archaeological Surveys

A comprehensive approach to biological surveys is the backbone of WEC’s commitment to your project. WEC utilizes some of the best field researchers in Nevada to gain a thorough understanding of a site’s resource baseline and meet agency-mandated needs. A Biological Survey is a scientific study of organisms to assess the condition of an ecological resource. An Environmental Survey is typically performed on a site that has been adversely impacted by hazardous substances and locating structures, that aide in detecting, analyzing and monitoring groundwater pollution. Archaeological surveying is a specialized type of land surveying conducted to report the finds made in an archeological site or to show the relationship of the archaeological site to the landscape.

  • Biological Resources Technical Reporting

A Biological Resources Technical Report (BRTR) is intended to establish baseline conditions with respect to biological resources and recommend further studies or mitigation measures, if any, which will be appropriate for project permitting.

  • Management Planning and Reporting

Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Reporting is the key to ensure a safe and clean environment. A project may have taken proper pollution control measures but without a management plan to assure its proper function, the desired result may not be obtained.

Inspection & Restoration


  • Environmental Inspections

WECs environmental inspection services are designed to help your construction project achieve, maintain, and document environmental compliance. We have full-time Environmental Inspectors (EIs) who offer professional experience to assist your project through all phases of construction including environmental field surveys, tree clearing, right-of-way building, active construction, and post-construction restoration.

  • Construction Inspections

A qualified environmental construction inspector can help you avoid violations of environmental permits, agreements, and regulations, keeping your project on schedule and within budget. WEC inspectors and construction monitors can provide continuous oversight of contractor operations, as well as develop environmental inspection specifications and environmental quality control and assurance programs.

  • Habitat Restoration

WEC strives to provide our clients with the highest value of habitat restoration services available and have developed an exceptionally experienced team to execute cost-effective solutions for your habitat restoration projects.

Vegetation Salvage & Systems


  • Vegetation Salvage

WEC evaluates the extent of the changed condition of vegetation as it relates to safety and habitat; evaluates the potential for future mortality as a result of forest fire; and recommends possible mitigations to the changed condition including reforestation, hazard tree reduction and salvage on federal lands.

  • Native Seed Collection

For many native species, collection of wildland seed is the first step in a lengthy process of making plant materials available for restoration projects. WEC seed collections are made by volunteers, staff, and professional collectors under contract. Regardless of the method, supervisory controls are in place to ensure that collection sites are not located within off-limit areas, such as in Research Natural Areas, sensitive or federally listed plant sites, or other environmentally sensitive areas.

  • Geographic Information Systems

Coupled with this data is usually tabular data known as attribute data. Attribute data can be generally defined as additional information about each of the spatial features. An example of this would be schools. The actual location of the schools is the spatial data. Additional data such as the school name, level of education taught, student capacity would make up the attribute data. It is the partnership of these two data types that enables GIS to be such an effective problem solving tool through spatial analysis. GIS is more than just software. People and methods are combined with geospatial software and tools, to enable spatial analysis, manage large datasets, and display information in a map/graphical form.

Vegetation Salvage & Systems


  • Vegetation Salvage

WEC evaluates the extent of the changed condition of vegetation as it relates to safety and habitat; evaluates the potential for future mortality as a result of forest fire; and recommends possible mitigations to the changed condition including reforestation, hazard tree reduction and salvage on federal lands.

  • Native Seed Collection

For many native species, collection of wildland seed is the first step in a lengthy process of making plant materials available for restoration projects. WEC seed collections are made by volunteers, staff, and professional collectors under contract. Regardless of the method, supervisory controls are in place to ensure that collection sites are not located within off-limit areas, such as in Research Natural Areas, sensitive or federally listed plant sites, or other environmentally sensitive areas.

  • Geographic Information Systems

Coupled with this data is usually tabular data known as attribute data. Attribute data can be generally defined as additional information about each of the spatial features. An example of this would be schools. The actual location of the schools is the spatial data. Additional data such as the school name, level of education taught, student capacity would make up the attribute data. It is the partnership of these two data types that enables GIS to be such an effective problem solving tool through spatial analysis. GIS is more than just software. People and methods are combined with geospatial software and tools, to enable spatial analysis, manage large datasets, and display information in a map/graphical form.

A little bit about us
and our previous work

Company Background

Walsh Energy Consulting LLC (WEC) is a full service environmental consulting company based out of Las Vegas, NV. Our business has been in operation for six years, working primarily in the Mojave and Sonoran Desert regions. We are specialists in environmental monitoring, Mojave Desert flora and fauna, Geographic Information Systems, and hydrogeology. On past and current projects, WEC has provided the following distinctions: biological monitor, biological surveyor, authorized biologist (AB), Designated Biologist (DB), Field Contact Representative (FCR), Professional Geologist (PG) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP). We are familiar with the NEPA process, and have staff with over twenty years of experience helping facilitate the compliance process on public land projects in Nevada.

Past Projects

  • NV Energy, Reid Gardner Decommissioning Desert Tortoise Monitoring Services, Clark County, Nevada: January 2018 – present: WEC is providing ongoing Approved Desert Tortoise monitoring support for the decommissioning project of a coal fired power plant near the Moapa Reservation.
  • NV Energy, One Nevada On Line Project Environmental Services, Clark, Lincoln and Nye Counties, Nevada, January 2018 – present: WEC will be providing Authorized Biologist and Approved Desert Tortoise Monitor services, avian surveys and nest monitoring services, and report services for NV Energy’s OnLine project long term maintenance and monitoring program.

Clients

 

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