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WGI’s environmental scientists stay abreast of regulatory changes and provide our clients with creative solutions utilizing crucial, regional knowledge developed through years of experience. Our biologists, arborists, geologists, wetland scientists, divers, inspectors, surveyors, and engineers are ready to take on your next project.


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WGI | Environmental Services

Your Environmental Experts

WGI has all of the certifications and licenses needed for any environmental work. Our staff includes FWC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agents, Professional Wetland Scientists (PWS), Certified Environmental Professionals (CEP), ISA Certified Arborists, Professional Geologists (PG), Certified SCUBA divers, FDEP Stormwater Management Inspectors, Geographic Information Systems Professionals (GISP) and more!

Everything Environmental

From due-diligence through construction, WGI handles all environmental issues, including wetlands, threatened and endangered species, water quality, trees, contamination, and environmental permitting and compliance.

Permitting Success

Many of our environmental scientists previously worked at state and federal regulatory agencies so we have the inside knowledge and working relationships to keep permitting time to a minimum.

Marine + Coastal

Marine and coastal projects often take place in environmentally sensitive areas containing numerous protected resources including seagrass, corals, mangroves, essential fish habitat, and protected marine life such as manatees, shorebirds, and sea turtles. With resiliency an ever-increasing concern for coastal communities to address issues like sea level rise, climate change, flooding, shoreline erosion and sediment transport, storm damage, and more, WGI’s environmental experts and SCUBA divers pride ourselves on having the expert knowledge and coastal project portfolio that allows us to confidently tackle your water development and coastal project needs while planning for a more resilient future.

Here's how we can help you with your marine or coastal project:

Coastal Construction Control Line Permitting
Coastal Permitting
Mangrove Trimming/Mangrove Permitting
Benthic Resource Surveys/Seagrass Surveys
Dock and Seawall Design/Permitting

Marina Design/Permitting
Sovereign Submerged Lands Leases/Easements
Coastal Dune Vegetation Assessments
Essential Fish Habitat
Shorebird Monitoring

Land Development + Infrastructure

With populations booming and land development expanding across the nation, dump trucks are constantly moving dirt around and new infrastructure is popping up daily. Environmental due diligence is a critical step to avoid construction delays associated with protected resources like wetlands, trees, threatened and endangered species, contamination, stormwater, sedimentation and erosion control, and environmental permitting, compliance, and mitigation. Our certified experts will assess your project site, conduct field investigations, and offer hands-on wildlife, contamination, and construction administration services for all your land development, transportation, and infrastructure needs from due diligence through to design and construction.

Here's how we can help you with your land development or infrastructure project:

PD&E Studies
Environmental Impact Statements
Contamination Assessments/Contamination Remediation
Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
Soil Sampling/Soil Management Planning
Surface Water Sampling
Water Quality/Turbidity Monitoring
Water Resources Planning
Water Use Permitting
Environmental Resource Permitting

Right of Way Permitting
Wetland Delineations
Tree Surveys/Tree Appraisals
Listed Species/Wildlife Surveys
Gopher Tortoise Permitting
Burrowing Owl Permitting
Vegetation Removal Permitting
Excavation Permitting
Tree Barricade Permitting
Wetland Delineations

Mitigation Planning
Wetland Monitoring
NEPA Compliance
NPDES Compliance
Erosion Control
Construction Inspections and Monitoring
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Eminent Domain
Expert Witness Services

Resiliency + Sustainability

Our biologists, landscape architects, planners, and engineers have a keen sense of the regional concerns to approach your project’s local sustainability and resiliency needs. WGI offers multidisciplinary collaboration and innovative solutions to help build the framework for more resilient and sustainable natural areas and infrastructure. With a plethora of experience working on beach renourishment, coastal dune restoration, littoral shelf design and planting, living shorelines, ecological enhancement and habitat restoration, invasive plant and preserve area management planning, water quality monitoring, adaptation strategies, and more, WGI’s focus is on performance and quality to deliver effective and sustainable solutions on time and on budget.

Here's how we can help you with your resiliency or sustainability project:

Living Shorelines
Artificial Reefs
Invasive/Exotic Vegetation Management
Conservation Easements
Dune Restoration

Preserve Area Management Planning
Shoreline Erosion/Sediment Transport
Storm Damage Assessments
Habitat Enhancement/Ecologic Restoration

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