Supporting Community Improvements, Mitigating Environmental Impacts
With an environmental mentality toward the built environment, Otak’s experienced team uses advanced tools and strategies to the mutual benefit of local communities and habitats alike. From mitigation in present plans to correcting past development, our multidisciplinary approach aims to ensure the cost-effective, sustainable completion of projects.
With expansive knowledge, our team uses emerging technologies to preserve and restore environmental balance, facilitating natural fish migration, rehabilitating wetland areas, and repairing damaged river beds. By building healthy, functional aquatic ecosystems and by improving the quality of life for local communities that rely on their preservation, Otak is dedicated to positively impacting the world and environment.
Otak specializes in all fields of earth, water, and biosphere science, from ecology and fluvial geomorphology to botany and fisheries. We prepare technical reports documenting environmental baseline conditions and address environmental sensitivities to deliver low-impact development (LID). Our team of scientists analyze and map collected data to make the best decisions and to present their findings to interested parties in a comprehensible and transparent way.
Environmental permitting is essential to any project’s success. Accounting for regional and local ecologies and regulations, Otak’s breadth of experience and knowledge ensures that projects run not only efficiently and meet compliance but also enhance their surrounding environment. To accomplish this, we work closely with local, state, and federal groups throughout our projects’ completion, avoiding compliance issues and keeping projects on schedule.
Efficient stormwater drainage is critical for sustainable, resilient, growing communities. When rainfall intensifies, it both negatively impacts local sewer systems and increases the amount of water entering these systems. Otak’s goal is to protect local waterways from flooding and erosion, and to provide improvements to local water quality. We reach this goal by generating stormwater reports and that address and plan around its impact.
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Insights from Otak Environmental
How Equity Intersects with Sustainability in Design
Moshier Park Stormwater Project Yields Benefits to Community and Fish Habitat
July 27, 2021
Pringle Creek Project Restores Waterway and Increases Fish Passage
June 17, 2020