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We provide cost-effective, resource-driven expertise
that balances the protection of the natural environment
with our client's needs.
As an environmental science, planning, and consulting firm, Area West Environmental, Inc. (AWE) works
collaboratively with clients to develop pragmatic, technically sound solutions to challenging physical and
regulatory issues.  We offer a full suite of technical capabilities that enable us to help out our clients guide their
projects from planning through post-construction compliance.

AWE has been providing public- and private-sector clients with efficient and responsive environmental
assessment, planning, permitting, mitigation, monitoring, and regulatory compliance management services since

Through our industry-recognized expertise and quality work product, we have cultivated productive and long-
lasting relationships with private contractors, local jurisdictions, federal, state, and local agencies, and industry
partners.  Through our on-call contracts with several Caltrans districts, as well as utility providers such as
Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and Pacific Gas & Electric, our small, yet dynamic firm has worked on a
multitude of transportation, infrastructure, and habitat management / restoration projects throughout California.

Our business philosophy is simple - to provide exceptionally responsive, high quality, technically sound, and
t-efficient environmental consulting solutions.  We are able to implement our philosophy in our day-to-day

  • Because we are a smaller firm: our organizational structure is less complex than larger firms, which allows  
    us to assess, analyze, and implement strategies more quickly for our clients.

  • Because of our organizational structure: our clients have access to a team of highly qualified
    professionals who are able to adaptively respond to emergency requests and rapidly changing project

  • Because of our strategic, collaborative arrangements: we offer our clients a technical resource base with
    access to reliable specialists in a variety of fields that, as appropriate, we can tailor and scale to match
    project needs

Our philosophy allows us to provide unparalleled responsiveness from qualified professionals, while controlling
our direct and overhead costs.  It also gives us the flexibility to cost-effectively manage large- and small-scale
projects, all with the same superior attention to detail and quality.
AWE Certifications:
  • DBE: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise,
    Caltrans CUCP*

  • SB (Micro): Certified Small (Micro) Business,
    California Department of General Services

  • WBE: Woman-Owned Business, California Public
    Utilities Commission, Supplier Clearinghouse
    Utility Supplier Diversity Program

  • WBE: Woman Owned Business Enterprise,
    Caltrans CUCP*

California Department of Transportation California Unified
      Certification Program