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LAWGIBB WINS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONTRACT

ALPHARETTA, GA, April 2, 2001 -- LAWGIBB Group has been awarded a $575,000 contract from the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct environmental assessments and economic impact analyses for snowmobiling regulations at over 20 national parks. Rick Pearce, Senior Vice President, who heads up the firm's Environmental Services Division, made the announcement.

NPS is promulgating regulations on snowmobile use in nine national parks including:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area
  • Delaware Watergap National Recreation Area
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Landmark
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • St. Croix National Scenic River
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park

The work is divided into two distinct task orders. LAWGIBB will prepare a cost benefit and regulatory flexibility analysis of the impacts of the proposed regulation, and an economic impact analysis of the local and national impact of proposed regulations. The second project is completion of nine Environmental Assessments as required as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969.

These environmental assessments will include a wide range of topics that include:

  • Air quality
  • Cultural resources
  • Effects on visitor experiences (noise, access, winter recreation)
  • Park operations
  • Sensitive wildlife habitat and species
  • Socioeconomic effects
  • Threatened and endangered species
  • Water quality
  • Wetlands and floodplains

Founded in 1946, LAWGIBB Group is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has expanded its scope of operations to include many traditional engineering and scientific disciplines, and today is widely recognized as one of the world's leading engineering, environmental and design consulting services companies. The firm now has more than 3,500 professionals working in over 100 offices around the world with projects in 160 countries worldwide.

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