Technical Services

Vernadero offers a portfolio of technical consulting services in support of installation and facility real property management, training and testing operations, water resources development, infrastructure, and planning activities.

 

Services offered are tailored to federal and state agency requirements and are provided independently or as a comprehensive package.

 

Our goal is to deliver the capability and capacity of a large business with exceptional quality, pricing, and customer service that sometimes only a small business can provide.

 

Our high client retainage and growing customer base is a proof of concept for this approach to providing quality technical consulting services in today's challenging federal government marketplace.
 

Environmental Resource Planning and Regulatory Compliance

  • NEPA analysis and documentation (e.g., Categorical Exclusion, REC, EA, EIS) for a variety of programs including military training, force structure, master planning, real estate, renewable energy initiatives, water resources, airspace actions, and environmental planning

  • Installation Management Plans including INRMPs, ESMPs, ICRMPs, ISMPs, IPMPs, SWPPPs, SWMPs, ISCPs, SPCCPs, FRPs, HMMPs/HWMPs, and IWFMPs

  • Environmental planning documentation to support real property acquisitions, disposals, permits, leases, and transfers, including EBS/ECP reports, Environmental Site Assessments, FOSTs, MOAs, deed restrictions and covenants, and Section C of Disposal Reports

  • Wetlands management under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, including delineations, jurisdictional determination support, permitting, management plans, and mitigation planning

  • Development of agency-specific planning documents to include the assessment of mitigation requirements, plans for compensatory mitigation projects, and monitoring for effectiveness of completed mitigation projects

  • Encroachment planning and community partnership facilitation for military installations and their neighboring communities

  • Public and agency involvement including public meeting planning and agency coordination and consultation support

Representative Project Experience:

  • Moody Air Force Base Comprehensive Airspace Initiative Environmental Impact Statement, Georgia

  • Naval Base San Diego Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan Update, California

  • Environmental Assessments and Biological Assessments for Proposed Maintenance Dredging at Elochoman Slough and Tongue Point Federal Navigation Channels, Washington and Oregon

  • Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve Swamp Mitigation Project, Louisiana

  • Environmental Assessment for Sochan Gathering for Traditional Purposes, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

  • Environmental Assessment for the Air Force Change in Operations in Instrument Route (IR)-057 and IR-059, Hurlburt Field, Florida

Master Planning and Asset Management

  • Real Property Master Planning for installations including development and update of master plans, area development plans and facilitation of workshops with installation personnel and stakeholders

  • Specialized planning studies including critical resource analysis, ATFP analysis, GIS and/or database validation and form based code development

  • GIS-centric web based application development for the management and visualization of real property assets

  • Headquarters Installation Information System (HQIIS) data validation and GIS asset linking/mapping as required by Installation Geospatial Information & Services (IGI&S) Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs)

  • Economic and socioeconomic impact studies, analysis and development of forecast models

  • Encroachment studies, requirements analyses, force structure evaluations, criteria development, and all other related studies

  • Wildfire Management Planning

Representative Project Experience:

  • Master Planning Support for the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate, Virginia

  • Real Property Master Plan Update and Programmatic Environmental Assessment, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

  • BUILDER Sustainment Management System Implementation, United States Army Reserve Command, 63rd, 81st, 99th Readiness Divisions and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

  • U.S. Air Force Office of Energy Assurance Support for Development of Installation Energy Plan, Various Locations

  • Naval Air Station Fallon, Wildfire Management Plan, Nevada

Biological Resource Management

  • Natural resource inventories and surveys including species diversity inventory, analysis of temporal and spatial species distribution, analysis of the physical and biological parameters that affect species occurrence and their distribution and bioassay and bioaccumulation testing and data interpretation and modeling

  • Preparation of Biological Evaluations and Assessments to analyze potential impacts from agency actions including assessments of population status and factors affecting population status, species habitat assessments and potential impacts to the habitat, species life history assessments to determine parameters that affect the species' life stages and vital rates or other unique biological characteristics of the species

  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other special status species surveys, clearances and biological monitoring for construction projects or training activities to fulfill regulatory documentation requirements and minimization or avoidance measures, exclusion and capture/release programs to fulfill regulatory requirements and compliance with conservation measures and avoidance measures

  • Endangered species management including assistance with Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and habitat management and restoration activities

  • Pest and invasive species management to include resource surveys and mapping, development of resource management strategies and plans, and the chemical, physical and biological control efforts

Representative Project Experience:

  • Special Status Species Surveys at U.S. Army Reserve 81st Readiness Division Facilities, Florida and Puerto Rico

  • Invasive Plant Species Inventory, Fort Polk, Louisiana

  • Biological Assessment and Meeting Support for Former Marine Corps Firing Range, Former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California

  • Vegetation Community Mapping, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California

  • Northern Goshawk and Great Owl Surveys Aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport, California

  • Desert Tortoise Translocation, Monitoring, Husbandry, Parentage Assessment, and Fence Installation, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California

Air, Water, Soils and Hazards Regulatory Compliance

  • Clean Water Act/Clean Air Act reporting, recordkeeping, monitoring, documentation and implementing guidance

  • Storm Water management support including the development of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, permit applications/notices of intent, no-exposure evaluations/certifications, notices of termination, site/system surveys/evaluations, best management practices, sediment/erosion control plans and storm water quality monitoring and analysis

  • Regulatory compliance assistance with spill prevention, RCRA, CERCLA, and EPCRA programs

  • Implementation of environmental audits and field assessments in support of Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Performance Assessment System, and Environmental Compliance Assessment Systems

  • Hazardous materials and waste management, including plans, reporting, and control measures such as hazardous materials pharmacy management and SPCCs

  • Multimedia (air, water, soil) sampling, testing (field and/or laboratory) or other chemical or geological/hydrogeological/geotechnical analysis (either on- or off-site) for a wide variety of organic and inorganic parameters including air, water and soil quality analysis

  • Preliminary Assessments and Site Investigations and Evaluations and remedial action of contaminated media

  • Management of special pollutants (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, lead based paint, radon gas, etc.) including sampling and reporting

  • Transportation and disposal of hazardous substances and materials incidental to compliance activities (investigative derived wastes)

  • Erosion Control Planning

Representative Project Experience:

  • Asbestos Abatement Sampling and Specifications, Buildings 51452, 51453, and 51459, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

  • Environmental Condition of Property, Non-Base Realignment and Closure Disposals, Louisville Army Reserve Center, Kentucky

  • Clean Air Act Permit Annual Emissions Inventory and Permit Update to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

  • QF-4 Crash Site Assessment/Soil Sampling, Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

  • Installation Spill Contingency Plan, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

  • Defense Fuel Support Point San Pedro Erosion Control Plan, California

Information Systems and Management

  • Geographic Information System/Computer Aided Design and Drafting/cartography, mapping and data analysis/interpretation for a variety of data layers, including but not limited to, soils, topography, cultural resources, vegetative communities, location of threatened and endangered species, aquatic habitat types and floodplain delineation, etc.

  • Design, develop, host and implement custom global positioning system data collection solutions on a variety of hardware and software platforms

  • Digital image processing and remote sensing of both aerial and space-based platforms including but not limited to image classification, band ratios, index calculations and re-sampling

  • Compliance to various DoD approved standards including: Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) and Installation Geospatial Information & Services (IGI&S) Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs)

  • Scripting common GIS geoprocessing workflows tailored to DoD standards and automating QA/QC procedures such as QAP/SDSFIE evaluations

  • Custom development and hosting of web based GIS, database and asset management solutions for a variety of thematic services including environmental, master planning and compliance

  • GIS instruction and user-guide development related to custom or general GIS workflows including but not limited to: QAP compliance/evaluation, querying, symbolizing and spatial analysis

Representative Project Experience:

  • Geographical Information Systems Services Support for the U.S. Army Reserve, 88th Readiness Division, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Geographic Information Systems Support

  • Geographic Information Systems Services Support, U.S. Army Reserve, 63d Readiness Division, California

  • Geographic Information Systems Support for Rare Plant Surveys, U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

  • Geographic Information Systems Support for Coastal California Gnatcatcher Home Range Assessment, U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California

Work Force Solutions

  • Vernadero is an experienced contract staffing supplier and business partner to the DOD and other federal and state government installations, agencies and Commands around the globe – providing contract staffing, program management, and program execution services.

  • We deliver the best of both worlds to our clients: the technical placement expertise, resources, and reach of Vernadero – combined with an established network in government enterprise and a comprehensive understanding of planning, public works and environmental program management, support and execution.

  • Our solid track record for delivering desired, timely and cost-efficient workforce solutions has allowed us to create successful partnerships as well as strategic alliances with various organizations across the country.

  • No matter how diverse or complex the requirement, Vernadero can respond quickly-with reliable results.

  • Organizations across the country partner with Vernadero to gain a competitive advantage demonstrated by our:

    • Flexibility to staff a broad spectrum of capabilities at facilities across the nation with highly qualified personnel

    • Expertise in navigating complex federal contracts and providing quality planning, public works and environmental program management, support and execution

    • Strategic Solutions ranging from total workforce management to individual FTE staffing and project management to improve the cost-effectiveness of federal agency operations

    • Ongoing Support through continued professional development and organizational reach-back for enhanced technical capability and program contribution

    • Cost Effectiveness by having low overhead resulting in reduced program costs