Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.’s (R/M) engineering and environmental teams evaluate the critical issues and permitting implications that arise during site development planning.  We tailor our evaluations to your project needs in order to anticipate environmental impacts, weigh siting alternatives, and provide practical recommendations to avoid, minimize, and/or mitigate impacts. 

Our environmental specialists understand the steps necessary to avoid delays and reduce mitigation costs during the permitting process.  R/M has decades of experience providing client support for federal and state environmental permits, zoning and conditional use approvals, and the background studies, surveys, and data collection needed to achieve site development objectives. 

Our team utilizes early agency consultation (formal or informal) to expedite the permitting and approval process. Our web-based geographic information systems (GIS) portal, AssetAlly™, acts as our primary communication and delivery tool for our permitting and compliance management projects. Our teams also use digital components such as FieldAlly™ for field data collection during environmental assessments. Our environmental services are complemented by our teams conducting Property Boundary Surveys (LOMR, ALTA surveys). 


  • Site Development and Environmental Permitting

  • Critical Issues Analysis and Feasibility

  • Biological Assessments and Field Studies

    • Wetland Screening and Field Delineations

    • Wildlife Habitat Assessments

    • Tree Surveys

    • Invasive Species Evaluations

    • USACE and State Wetland and Waterway Confirmation / Jurisdictional Determination

  • Threatened and Endangered Resource Evaluation

    • USFWS Endangered Species Act (Section 7 and Section 10)

    • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) compliance

    • Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Compliance

  • Cultural Resource Review and Evaluation

  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (Ph 1 ESA)

  • Agency Consultation – Federal, State, Local (USFWS, SHPO, DNR)

  • NEPA Compliance for Environmental Impacts

  • USACE Section 404/401 and State Permitting

  • Construction Site Permit Compliance and Field Inspection

  • GIS Graphic Interface with field GPS Mobile Data Tools