Specialties and Professional Services

The following specialties and professional services are applied by Balance Geo in the fields of environmental science and studies, real estate development, and landscape & environmental planning and engineering on matters pertaining to sustainable (conservation) industrial, residential, and agricultural development projects, and to watershed and riverine environmental preservation, enhancement and restoration projects.


  • Hillslope and Fluvial Geomorphology
  • DEM Terrain Analysis, Geomorphic Landform Recognition, and GIS Mapping
  • Field Topographic and Design Surveying and Mapping in Rivers, Watersheds, and Reservoirs
  • Landscape and Land-Use History Interaction and Impact Assessment
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Erosion and Sedimentation
  • Water Supply and Use
  • Terrestrial Conversion CO2/GHG Emissions/Mitigation Measures
  • Water, Sediment, and Biogenic CO2/GHG Balance Assessment
  • Geotechnical/Soils Investigations
  • Construction and Agricultural Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Design (ECP)
  • Construction and Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Design (SWPPP)
  • Local, State, and Federal Permitting (Use Permit, Grading Permit, ECP/SWPPP Review, CDFW LSA Section 1602, SWRCB NPDES Industrial/Construction General Permit, U.S.A.C.E. CWA Section 401/404)
  • Environmental Impact Studies (Initial Study and CEQA Review), and ECP/SWPPP Design Conformance and Regulatory Compliance
  • Third-Party Review
  • Expert Witness

If you didn’t find the particular service you were looking for, please inquire directly with Martin. Services listed above are just a partial list with examples of Balance Geo’s expertise.

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