Ascent scientists and planners offer a full suite of natural resources capabilities to support your environmental decision-making and stewardship of land and water resources including:

  • Habitat assessments and inventories
  • Wildlife biological and botanical surveys
  • Aquatic habitat assessments and surveys
  • Wetland delineations
  • Conservation planning
  • Ecosystem restoration planning
  • GIS modeling and analysis
  • Natural resources management planning

Our work supports CEQA and NEPA documents, regulatory compliance efforts, and natural resources management assignments. We are experts in leading projects where protection, enhancement, management, and/or restoration of sensitive habitats or natural functions and processes are the primary objectives.

Ascent professionals have assisted conservancies, state and federal land management and natural resources agencies, and many local governments with plans for the use and care of their important natural and cultural resources—whether it is a State Park General Plan, Wildlife Area Land Management Plan, park and recreation master plan, stream or wetland restoration plan, or other natural resources management program.

We can offer expertise for any state or federally listed threatened or endangered species and sensitive habitat in California and much of the western United States through a combination of in-house professionals and strategic alliances with other partners. Our work spans a wide variety of ecosystems in the West, including the Lake Tahoe Basin, Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range, Great Basin, Mojave Desert, Sierra foothills, Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and coastal California (north, central, and south).