Burleson Awarded $9.9 M Habitat Restoration and Biomonitoring Contract at Former Fort Ord

Burleson Consulting, Inc.The USACE awarded Burleson a 5-year $9.9 M Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) in 2018 to restore and monitor maritime chaparral habitat at former Fort Ord. We are honored to be entrusted as stewards of the environment on lands designated as a national monument.

This new contract provides continuity for work we have successfully completed under two previous former Fort Ord Habitat Restoration IDIQ SATOCs for the USACE Southern Pacific Division (SPD) Sacramento District since 2009. Burleson’s biologists from our Carmel Valley office collect plant material near former firing range areas to propagate species at our local nursery to complete restoration. We also monitor and evaluate the potential for biological impacts associated with prescribed burns and unexploded ordnance removal at former Fort Ord. You will find our technical team, led by Thor Anderson, completing biological surveys, collecting plant material, and installing plants and erosion control materials throughout former Fort Ord. Since 2010, Burleson has restored more than 52 acres of habitat with about 34,000 installed plants and we also conduct biological surveys over the entire 28,000-acre former base.

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA