The best places in California need preserving. South Environmental uses the latest technologies and best science available to further the conservation and preservation of natural and cultural resources in Southern California while helping our clients obtain their project goals and objectives. Our firm builds close relationships with agencies and organizations whose missions align with ours, and we assist with the planning and implementation of projects dedicated to the preservation and conservation of California’s natural areas and rare species. We build trust and lasting relationships with our project partners based on a mutual passion for preserving California’s native areas and historic resources.

Our team of technical experts includes a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Urban Forester, Certified Arborists, Registered Professional Archaeologist, Architectural Historian, GIS Analysts, and Data Scientists that ensure the quality and strength of our science. We understand how to efficiently move projects through complicated permitting processes, saving our clients time and money by producing polished and professional work products that balance project goals with federal, state, and local agency requirements.

Specific services we offer fall into four general categories: Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Urban Forestry, and GIS & Data Science. South Environmental specializes in completion of environmental compliance documentation to support the required permitting processes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and all applicable local regulations. Our primary work products include biological and cultural resources assessments, historic resource evaluation reports, biological resource management planning (habitat conservation plans, avian and nesting bird protection plans, mitigation and monitoring plans, urban forest management plans), wetland delineations and Clean Water Act permitting, rare and endangered species surveys, protected tree permitting, urban tree inventories, database construction and management, and web map application development.