Projects

Rodney P. Kinney Associates
  • Conducted wetland delineation work associated with Tribal Transportation Program projects in the communities of Alakanuk, Chevak, Crooked Creek, Eek, Hamilton, Hooper Bay, Kipnuk, Klawock, Klukwan, Knik, Kongiganak, Napakiak, Oscarville, Pilot Station, Pitka’s Point, Savoonga, Scammon Bay and Tuluksak.
  • Conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessment work associated with Indian Reservation Roads Program projects in the communities of Alakanuk, Chevak, Crooked Creek, Eek, Hooper Bay, Juneau, Kasaan, Kipnuk, Klawock, Knik, Kongiganak, Napakiak, Oscarville, Pilot Station, Pitka’s Point, Savoonga and Scammon Bay.
  • Completed NEPA Environmental Assessments for Crooked Creek, Klukwan, Knik, Oscarville and Savoonga.
  • Drafting NEPA Environmental Assessments related services for road projects in Kongiganak and Tuluksak.
  • Provides as-needed services associated with environmental fields on transportation project, such as: Army Corps of Engineers permitting and compensatory mitigation planning, agency and public scoping, traffic counting, and informal section 7 consultation.

The Nature Conservancy

  • Completed training for field crews to conduct stream habitat assessments in and around Hydaburg and Kasaan, Alaska.
  • Assisted Hydaburg and Kasaan field crews with data collection and compilation of data.
  • Developed nominations for including collected data into Alaska’s Anadromous Waters Catalog.

Juneau Hydropower, Inc.
  • Completed Northern goshawk surveys, winter-range deer habitat surveys, and wildlife surveys associated with a proposed hydropower project at Sweetheart Lake.
  • Completed a tidewater study for a proposed hydropower project at Sweetheart Lake.
  • Provided a data analysis for a U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Analysis document for a proposed hydropower project at Sweetheart Lake.
Seldovia Village Tribe

Starting in the Spring of 2010 the Seldovia Village Tribe teamed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Kai Environmental Consulting Services to host a Tribal Marine Science Workshop at the Kasitsna Bay Laboratory. This seven-day intensive workshop was designed for natural resource specialists in Alaska Tribes and Native organizations who have an interest in marine sciences, and/or who have responsibilities for managing marine resources adjacent to their communities. The agenda included presentation on traditional knowledge and uses of marine resources; the ecology of marine plants, invertebrates, fish, and marine mammal species commonly used for subsistence by Alaska Natives; testing for paralytic shellfish poisoning; and concepts of physical oceanography which may be important for monitoring conditions in the marine environment that affect Alaska’s coastal communities. In addition to assisting with teaching, Kai Environmental provided planning and logistical coordination for the program. April 2013 marked the fourth successful Tribal Marine Science Workshop.

Hecla Greens Creek Mine
  • Completed two U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Analysis documents for Greens Creek mining projects to fulfill their NEPA requirement for mining operations on Admiralty Island.
  • Conducted a Northern Goshawk survey to document habitat use for an analysis of sensitive species on U.S. Forest Service managed lands.
  • Conducted winter range deer habitat surveys to document habitat use for an analysis of wildlife on U.S. Forest Service managed lands.
  • Conducted Northern Goshawk surveys and winter range deer habitat surveys for an alternative tailing site during the 2011 field season.
  • Conducts Northern Goshawk nest clearance surveys for the exploration program each year.
Angoon Community Association
  • Wrote a Quality Assurance Project Plan for contaminant sampling in Angoon.
  • Collected soil, water and tissue samples to be analyzed by a laboratory and wrote a Sampling Report summarizing those results.
  • Completed a Waste Characterization and Assessment of the Angoon dumpsite.
Hydaburg Cooperative Association
  • Serves as co-investigator with Hydaburg Cooperative Association on the Hetta and Eek Sockeye Assessment Projects, providing in-season technical assistance and scientific report writing.
  • Completed a HUD Environmental Assessment for the Hydaburg Homeownership Housing Project in Hydaburg, Alaska.
  • Completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for Hydaburg’s Department of Transportation facility.
  • Completed a wetland delineation and report for Saltery Point Road.
  • Completed a categorical exclusion for approval from the Federal Highway Administration for the Saltery Point Road Project.
  • Delineated and mapped wetlands within the municipal boundaries of Hydaburg and in areas for future develop in the Saltery Creek watershed.
  • Assisted with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for an EPA Brownfields site in Hydaburg, Alaska.
Organized Village of Kasaan
  • Conducted third party in-season field checks on the Karta River Sockeye Salmon Project, as stipulated in the project fish handling permit in 2012 and 2013.
  • Conducted a wetland delineation for seven properties owned by the Tribe, which have proposed development.
  • Served as an interim Tribal Transportation Director
  • Assisted with transitioning the Tribe from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Federal Highway Administration for Indian Reservation Roads funding.
  • Managed current design and construction contracts during the interim and transition of the Tribe’s roads program.
  • Completed an update to the Tribe's Long Range Transportation Plan.
  • Developed a Tribal Integrated Resources Management Plan for the community of Kasaan.
  • Provided technical assistance on the Tribe’s fisheries program, including writing scientific report for sockeye escapement projects on Karta River and Hatchery Creek. Served as the principle investigator for the Tribe’s Prince of Wales Steelhead Harvest Study.
Zender Environmental Health Research Group
  • Assisted in developing a water quality monitoring program for four Tribes in the Nelson Island Consortium and provided training for Tribal Staff.
  • Provided baseline water quality training for Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribes in 2011 and 2013.
  • Provided technical assistance in finalizing the project's Quality Assurance Project Plan, as well as served as the Quality Assurance Officer for the project.
  • Provided technical assistance for developing Quality Assurance Project Planning for Pedro Bay and Stebbins.
Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC)
  • Provided technical assistance for the JEDC SpringBoard program for technology transfer to fisheries projects.
  • Assisted in developing relationships between U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tribal partners on common programs.
  • Developed a White Paper to identify marine debris needs in Alaska and make recommendations on how the SpringBoard program can link DoD technology to meet the identified needs.


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