Credible estimates indicate that currently installed capacity affects less than 0.01% of most species’ populations. Steelhead ensures all projects meet federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
Steelhead completes a suite of studies before a site is operational to determine minimization and mitigation measures for species of concern.
Local, state, and federal law encourage or require avoidance of sensitive wetlands. Through the design process, Steelhead engineers minimize impacts to wetland characteristics. This is done through aerial imagery as well as on-the-ground delineation, so that impacts to water resources are avoided during construction and operations of the facility.
Each community has sites and locations that may be of historical significance. Steelhead collaborates with agencies and non-profit groups to make sure placement of project infrastructure is adequately setback from resources eligible for governmental recognition. Our goal is to design projects that respects the histories of all communities.