Pivot Services

Pivot’s professionals provide a wide range of services for our clients. Our menu of services provides many of the key services necessary to complete most compliance efforts.


Pivot’s scientists and technical experts have significant experience and knowledge with many State and Federal Agencies regulations and policies guiding the management of public resources.


Environmental Regulatory Compliance and Permitting Services


  • Federal Environmental Compliance - BLM, USFS, USFWS, BIA, USACE,

  • NEPA

    • EA / EIS Management

    • Baseline Technical Studies
  • State Environmental Compliance - Nevada, California, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Arizona.

  • Nevada

    • Department of Environmental Protection – (NDEP) Permit Compliance

    • Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation (BMRR)

    • Water Pollution Control Permits (WPCP) – Major and Minor Modifications

  • Management of Engineering Design Change Applications (EDC) to WPCP

  • Operations Plans (BMRR) – Development, Modifications, Revisions

  • Plans of Operation (PoA) (BLM) - Modifcations, Amendments

  • Reclamation Plans and Permits

  • Stormwater Plans and Permits (SWPPP)

  • Spill Prevention Plans and Control Plans (SPCC)

  • Environmental Training for Site Staff

Pivot's biological and ecological services work supports a wide range of compliance needs including: NEPA and CEQA documents, regulatory compliance efforts, and natural resources management assignments.


Our people are experts in leading projects where protection, enhancement, management, and/or restoration of sensitive habitats or natural functions and processes are the primary objectives. Pivot's biological and ecological scientists and specialists offer a full suite of natural resources capabilities to support your environmental decision-making and stewardship of land and water resources including:


  • NEPA / CEQA Baseline Technical Studies

  • Habitat assessments and inventories

  • Wildlife biological Surveys and Studies

  • Botanical / Vegetation and Ecological Surveys

  • Vegetation Ecology

  • Avian and Bat Surveys

  • Aquatic Habitat Assessments and Surveys

  • Wetland Delineation

  • Conservation planning

  • Ecosystem restoration planning

  • GIS modeling and analysis

  • Natural resources management planning

Construction Site / Biological Monitoring & Environmental Inspection

Pivot has a high level of experience with construction site and linear projects (ROW projects) environmental inspection and biological monitoring.


Pivot staff are able to monitor construction practices and other ongoing activities to ensure environmental compliance and improve practices related to environmental and biological standards for construction performance. We help our clients ensure adherence to established Best Management Practices (BMP's), environmental regulatory compliance and State and Federal agency standards for environmental performance. We offer the following:

  • Biological / Ecological Resources Monitoring

  • Nesting Bird and Raptor Surveys

  • Noxious Weeds

  • Stormwater BMP and SOP Compliance

  • Right of Way / Site - Reclamation and Revegetation

  • Establishment and Monitoring of Species Buffers

  • Environmental Training for Construction or Other Staff

Pivot's Cultural Archaeological & Resource Management (CRM) scientists offer a wide range of CRM and Archaeological services to help provide the best in state of the art CRM study, analysis and care standards under Federal and State laws are followed, quickly and diligently to ensure your project, or construction program stays in compliance with the law, on track and on budget.


Our Archaeological and Cultural Resource Management Services:


  • Nevada BLM Permitted as Principal Investigator

  • California BLM Permitted as Principal Investigator

  • Registered Professional Archaeologist

  • NHPA Section 106 and Section 110 Compliance

  • Class III Cultural Resource Inventories

  • Class I Literature Searches

  • Contract Proposals and Negotiations

  • FCC Form 620/621 Compliance

  • NEPA Compliance

  • Construction Monitoring

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Historic Context Preparation

  • Site Record Digitization

  • Digital Form Creation and Implementation





Pivot provides our mining clients with senior mine engineering and permitting assistance with  fully certified Nevada Professional Engineer - P.E. licensing. Our senior level mining experience helps large-scale and junior mining operations solve problems and run more efficiently.


Our Mine Planning, Engineering and Permitting services include:


  • Mine Planning, Permitting and Design

  • Reclamation Planning, Design and Engineering

  • Mine Feasibility Studies & Constraints Analysis

  • Surface Mine Engineering and Technical Oversight

  • Geologic Modeling, Cost Modeling

  • Strategic Planning, Scheduling Analysis

  • Cost Analysis, Continuous Process Improvement

  • Resource Analysis and Feasibility Studies

  • Development and Analysis of 43-101 Technical Reports

  • Mine Permit Assistance and Agency Negotiations

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  • Plans of Operations

  • Plan Amendments - Minor and Major

  • Reclamation Plans and Permits

  • Cost Modeling for Bonding or Planning

  • Nevada – Bureau of Mining Regulation & Reclamation (BMRR)

  • Water Pollution Control Permit (WPCP)

    • WPCP Minor and Major Modifications

    • Engineering Design Change (EDC)

  • Reclamation Plan Development

  • Mine Permit Assistance

  • NEPA – BIA Compliance

  • Feasibility Studies, Constraints Analysis

  • Tribal Environmental Plans

  • EPA, BIA, USFWS tribal grant programs

  • Grant Program Management and Reporting

  • Water Sampling and Monitoring Programs

  • Quality Assurance and Sampling Plans

  • Resource Protection and Management

  • Water Rights Development

  • Stormwater Plans and NPDES Permits (SWPPP)

  • Spill Prevention / Pollution Prevention Control (SPCC)

  • Environmental Investigations & Assessments (Phase I & II)

  • Environmental Due Diligence, Feasibility Studies

  • Environmental Training for Tribal  Staff

  • Noxious & Invasive Weeds / Vegetation Management

  • Surveys for - Migratory Birds Surveys, Eagle & Hawk, Mammals, Amphibians, Fish...

  • Tribal Cultural Resource Characterization and Preservation

  • Archaeological Surveys and NHPA Sec 106 Compliance

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