EBJ Vol XXV No 01: Natural Resource Management Markets

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EBJ defines natural resources management broadly as follows: services related to aquatic ecology, biodiversity, dams and power projects, ecological and habitat restoration, environmental impact assessments (EISs) and environmental assessments (i.e., the natural resource component of those activities), endangered species, fisheries, forestry, natural resources planning, lakes and rivers, marine ecology, mining restoration, mitigation banking, natural resource damage assessments (NRDAs), natural resource economics, wetlands, watershed management, water resources planning, and related services.

Exhibits and data included in and with this issue are:

  • U.S. Environmental Consulting & Engineering Industry by Media
  • U.S. C&E Natural Resources Market Annual Growth
  • Ranking of Environmental Services Markets by Prospects for Growth in 2011-2013
  • Top 30 U.S. Environmental Consulting & Engineering Firms Ranked by Natural Resources Management Services in 2010 ($mil)
  • Clean Water Act Section 316(b): Estimated Costs of Compliance for Electric Utilities

Table of Contents

01.Natural Resources Market Overview: Consulting & engineering services related to natural resources management amounted to almost $2.3 billion in revenues for U.S. firms in 2011, growing at nearly 5%. Strong growth in resource development and electricity transmission domestically and worldwide is expected to bring growth in NRM services back to near the double-digit growth range as global leaders, dedicated mid-sized and small firms down to sole practitioners compete in the market.pg 1-4

02.Market Features: CWA Section 316(b) casts its net well beyond the power industry; finding new ways to count bats and birds and keep turbines turning at wind farms, integrated water resource management becoming common in C&E leaders.pg 5-15

03.Profiles: Normandeau Associates, Great Ecology, JBR Environmental Consultants, ESA and Dudek all expand their natural resource practices with consistent strategies of client focus and technical excellence.pg 16-21

 

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