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   Smith Environmental and Research Consulting House, LLC

(S.E.A.R.C.H.)

 
 
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S.E.A.R.C.H. was founded by Amy Smith Ph.D. as a cooperative of biologists that love to find solutions to conservation challenges.  What are you S.E.A.R.C.H.ing for?

 
 
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Photo by Matt Feyerabend.

 
 

Background

Smith Environmental and Research Consulting House, LLC (S.E.A.R.C.H.) is a cooperative of biologists that love to find solutions to conservation challenges.  S.E.A.R.C.H. is founded on the principle that clients want honest answers based on the best biology available.  At S.E.A.R.C.H. we value your time so we stay on time, on task, and on budget.  While we are best known for our work on the federally endangered American burying beetle, we are a cooperative of biologists that provide flora and fauna surveys, GIS modeling, and problem solving.  We work where biology and policy meet.  Our niche is Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.  S.E.A.R.C.H. is a self-certified woman owned small business.

 
 

"Dr. Amy Smith is a rock star!  She hunted down the site that became the 1st conservation area for American burying beetles and wrote the 1st management plan.  I can't wait to work with her and the S.E.A.R.C.H. team on our next challenge."

/  Wayne walker, common grounds capital /

 
 

Experience

S.E.A.R.C.H. is a cooperative of biologists that love to find solutions to conservation challenges.  We work where biology and policy meet.  Our team of Ph.D. and Master’s level biologists bring diverse skills and experiences to the table, giving us creative solutions to conservation challenges.  Did I say that we love to find solutions? 

Here are a few of our experiences:

  • Wrote the first management plan EVER for the endangered American burying beetle

  • Established long term research projects at the American Burying Beetle Conservation Bank that includes vegetation, songbird, small mammal and American burying beetle surveys.

  • Co-developed a GIS model to identify favorable habitats for American burying beetles

  • Completed American burying beetle surveys for Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project

  • Evaluated the American burying beetle findings and documents for the Keystone XL pipeline on behalf of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

  • Developed American burying beetle survey plans, completed surveys and reporting for oil and gas industry, pipelines, transportation departments, transmission lines, and wind farms.  Clients include:  Army Air National Guard, Clean Line Energy Partners, Ecology and Environment, HDR, Montgomery County, Kansas, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Stantec, Southern Star, TetraTech Inc., Tradewind, and Wind Capital Group

  • Worked with US Army Corps of Engineers to complete an Environmental Assessment

 

"It is always a pleasure to work with SEARCH.  The team is consistently responsive to our needs, including helping find creative solutions to challenging issues.  SEARCH has conducted multiple ABB surveys for our company and has used their extensive knowledge, experience and expertise to help advance project development.  In addition to their expertise, SEARCH delivers high quality work products, both on time and under budget."

/  jENNIFER DEAN, TRADEWIND ENERGY /