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Conservation Engineering & Environmental Compliance

Our team of experienced professionals provide full-scope conservation engineering and environmental compliance services.

The Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) agricultural engineering and environmental services team provides a suite of conservation engineering assistance, environmental compliance, and watershed services. This work includes, but is not limited to, in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices, wetland developments, livestock waste/facility management, and nutrient management planning. Our professionals provide survey, planning, and engineering assistance to meet operational, environmental and compliance goals. It is our goal to serve the agricultural community by offering the most practical, effective and sustainable engineering solutions possible.

Our team provides field planning, design, survey, construction inspection and practice certification. Our portfolio includes projects with private landowners, government agencies (local, state and federal levels),  and conservation focused nonprofits, districts and organizations. As a Technical Service Provider (TSP) with the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS-USDA), our design and certification documentation can also be used for federally funded projects.

We offer a variety of conservation engineering services including:

  • Wetland development and restoration
  • In-field conservation practices (grassed waterways, terraces, grade stabilization, structures, etc.)
  • Edge-of-field conservation practices (saturated buffers, denitrifying bioreactor)
  • Livestock watering practices (livestock ponds, pipelines, watering facilities, etc.)

Livestock Waste/Facility Management

Sustainable Environmental Consultants deliver high-quality and timely livestock waste and facility management services to meet our clients’ operational, environmental and regulatory goals. From planning and permitting to documentation, our team can support you every step of the way. We provide a variety of these services including:

  • Nutrient Management Plans (NMP)
  • Facility assessments, reporting and permitting
  • Facility design, construction inspection, and as-built documentation
  • Compliance resolution
  • Whole pond seepage testing
  • Facility and permit closure
  • Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Watershed Services

Our team provides full-scope watershed services to ensure our clients’ flood control, recreational and drainage structures operate safely, are properly maintained, and meet regulatory goals. We provide a variety of watershed services including:

  • Repair and rehabilitation design
  • Formal engineering inspections
  • Operation and maintenance inspections
  • Contracting officer services

Soil, Water & Waste Sampling

We provide onsite sampling services, submit samples for laboratory analysis and provide technical consulting/management recommendations to improve the goal sampling results. Our team provides a variety of these services including:

  • Soil/agricultural fields
  • Fresh water
  • Monitoring well
  • Waste/wastewater

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