Permit Acquisition/Compliance and Environmental Documentation

VES has earned the support of clients and local, state, and federal agencies through mutual respect, effective communication, and the quality and integrity of the work. The result is timely permit approvals and closures within our client’s budgets and deadlines. VES has collaborated with numerous permitting agencies that include:
• United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE – 404 permit)
• Gallatin, Madison, Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Flathead Conservation Districts (310 Permit)
• Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP – 124 Permit and Private Fish Pond Permit)
• Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
• Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC – 600 Permits)
• Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ – 318 Authorization)
• Water Protection Bureau (MDEQ – Stormwater Discharge General Permits)
• State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO)
• US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFS)
• City and County planning departments in Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan, Big Sky, Kalispell and Gallatin, Madison, Park, Lewis and Clark, and Flathead Counties.

Clients and agencies have praised the firm’s commitment to generating thorough, clear, compliant, and timely documents. Regulatory documents drafted by VES have included:
• Wetland Delineation Reports, Mitigation Plans, Revegetation Designs, Monitoring Plans, Environmental Assessments, Practicable Alternatives Analysis (USACE)
• Environmental Assessments (Bozeman City, Gallatin and Madison Counties)
• Weed Management Plans (County Weed Districts)
• Baseline Documentation Report (Conservation Easement)
• Biological Resource Reports (MDT)
• Corrective Action Plans (EPA and USACE)
• Stormwater Management Plans (MDEQ)
• Remedial Design and Expedited Response Action Plans (CERCLA)
• Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements (NEPA and MEPA)
• Phase I and Phase II Environmental Property Assessments (EPRAs – ASTM E 1527)

Representative Projects
Montana Department of Transportation
Lower Area One and Silverbow Creek Operable Units
Valley West Subdivision
Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort
Laurel Glen Subdivision
Loyal Garden Subdivision
Mandeville Creek, Montana State University
Triple Tree Meadows
Bradley Creek Subdivision
West Fork Meadows

Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort: Before

Big Sky Ski and Summer Resort: After

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