McCormick Taylor’s environmental scientists provide efficient environmental resource delineation and assessment services for diverse projects focusing on preparation of accurate and easily used documentation.



Linear projects including utility and transportation corridors necessarily cross numerous environmental features. Efficiently delineating and assessing the natural and cultural resources potentially impacted by linear projects is a first step in evaluating potential routing options, developing avoidance and minimization measures, and determining appropriate mitigation. 

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Our expert field scientists utilize our proprietary tools to increase speed and accuracy of resource inventories, including wetland and waterways delineation; forest stand assessment; rare, threatened, and endangered species/habitat survey; aquatic biota studies; cultural resource investigations; and other analysis in support of linear projects. Through integration of web-enabled GIS based mapping with georeferencing data collectors, we map and evaluate project corridors rapidly and thoroughly.


McCormick Taylor focuses on matching project requirements, both initial and longer term, with the appropriate level of investigation needed to accomplish project goals. We research available data prior to initiating field investigations. Equipping our staff with the appropriate tools to make their job easier enables them to focus on what matters for our clients.


We produce resource reports that are easy to use and understand, and can easily translate to future project needs, including permitting support and project mapping. We often incorporate delineation mapping into user-friendly e-documents, with live links to correlate map locations with supporting documentation and georeferenced photographs. Our
e-documents combine project-specific data with publicly available GIS data to provide end users with meaningful data tailored to their preferences, without clutter. 


We partner with our clients to develop efficient methods of resource evaluation among varied alignment options, increasing focus as options are refined, while keeping regulatory agencies comfortable with the evaluations through ongoing coordination.

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