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Leading the Way Towards Environmental Solutions while Balancing Real World Construction Challenges on Critical Infrastructure

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ABOUT

ABOUT

Pangea Biological is a leading environmental consulting firm that specializes in providing comprehensive program management, environmental compliance monitoring and inspection, environmental training, constructability reviews, third-party monitoring, cultural resources surveys and testing, biological monitoring, and aquatic resource surveys. We also offer avian nest surveys, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and data analysis, planning and permitting, plan development, regulatory strategy, and mitigation development for clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors across the United States. Our team of highly experienced environmental professionals bring extensive knowledge and expertise to each project we undertake. We work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that meet their unique needs while ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. Our commitment to sustainable environmental practices and ESG initiatives, and our dedication to delivering exceptional results has helped establish Pangea Biological as a trusted partner in the industry.

Pangea leads the way toward environmental solutions while balancing real-world construction challenges on Critical Infrastructure.

Pangea Biological's team has extensive experience in environmental resources and hands-on construction within the United States. Over the years, we have successfully managed and completed over 4,800 projects across various industries and sectors. From feasibility surveys, routing studies, and red flag studies to constraints-level evaluations on large multi-year, multi-faceted planning and construction projects, our highly experienced scientists have a proven track record of adapting to our client's unique needs and providing practical and effective solutions.

 

At Pangea Biological, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results on every project we undertake. Our team's expertise and technical skills, combined with our commitment to sustainable environmental practices, have helped us establish a reputation as a trusted partner in the industry. We take pride in working closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that meet their unique needs while ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations. Whether you're looking for environmental compliance monitoring and inspection, environmental training, constructability reviews, third-party monitoring, biological monitoring, or aquatic resource surveys, Pangea Biological has the expertise and experience to deliver high-quality results. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing practical and effective solutions that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

 

Most critically, Pangea is committed to social responsibility and safety in every aspect of what we do. Our clients trust us to advise them on what they need to know, not what they want to hear. 

AWARDS

 

WBEC-West WBE of the Year Award

 

Small Business Enterprise (SBE)/Woman Business

Enterprise (WBE) Contractor of the Year Award by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)

 

*Nominated for:

WBEC-West WBE Advocate of the Year Award

NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year Award

SDG&E's Best in Class Award

Clif S., Barnard Construction

Pangea Biological was a subcontractor on the Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project performing Environmental Compliance Management on behalf of Barnard. Pangea performed extremely well in assisting our work crews to successfully work within the plethora of environmental constraints in the Mojave Desert and the Angeles National Forest. They worked very well with LADWP Environmental staff and outside agency personnel. Permit and Right-of—Way delays necessitated that our work crews hopscotch around the 60-mile project to complete work where it was available - this jumping around required even more intense environmental coordination to ensure that all work areas were environmentally cleared for work. Pangea was instrumental in performing this coordination; without their effort, the project wouldn't have been completed on time.."

SOCIAL GOOD

At Pangea Biological, we believe in the power of positive action and the potential of our collective efforts to create meaningful change. We are committed to acting responsibly, ethically, and with integrity in all aspects of our business. This commitment extends beyond our day-to-day operations and into the heart of our communities, where we strive to make a difference.

 

Our approach to social responsibility is rooted in our founding principles of Quality, Integrity, Honesty, Commitment, and Team Work. We actively seek out opportunities to contribute to the betterment of society, whether through charitable donations, volunteering initiatives, or partnerships with organizations that align with our mission and values.

 

As a company, we are immensely proud of our philanthropic endeavors. We have been fortunate to support numerous causes and projects that have positively impacted the lives of many. From the American Lung Association's Lung Force Walk to our ongoing service with the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE), Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and Women's Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West), our dedication to social good is unwavering.

 

Incorporating social responsibility into our business model enriches our company culture and strengthens our bond with communities. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and remain steadfast in our commitment to creating a better, more equitable world.

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Women Impacting Public Policy

At Pangea Biological, our focus extends beyond caring to creating a world. We are committed, to empowering women in leadership, entrepreneurship, and STEM. One of our efforts involves supporting Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) an organization dedicated to championing and assisting women entrepreneurs nationwide. WIPP's founding mission is to foster the success of women-owned businesses. It is renowned for its dedication to empowering female entrepreneurs, advocating for beneficial public policies, generating opportunities, and forging strong partnerships with other business entities. This objective resonates deeply with the core values we uphold at Pangea Biological, recognizing women's role in driving progress and innovation across economic sectors.

Our CEO and President, Amy Rowland, epitomizes our commitment by serving on the WIPP Board of Directors. Amy's active involvement in WIPP's Leadership Advisory Council and her position as the Western Regional Lead for EngageHER during 2022 and 2023 showcased her dedication to leadership and advocacy—principles at the heart of WIPP’s mission. Amy's engagement underscores Pangea Biological’s stance on empowering women and fostering an environment within our organization and communities.

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At Pangea Biological, we are proud to support the San Diego Center for Children (SDCC), a beacon of hope and healing for children and families since 1887. As a trusted leader in San Diego, the Center provides valuable services for children grappling with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

 

The Center's expansive outreach positively impacts over 1,000 at-risk individuals daily. They offer an unparalleled range of pediatric mental health and education services, providing transformative support for young individuals and their families.

 

The Center's advocacy efforts have dramatically improved access to care, establishing contracts with Managed Care MediCal, Commercial Insurance companies, the County of San Diego, and all regional school districts. This innovative, comprehensive approach enables them to extend their much-needed services to more families and children in need.

 

We are honored to sponsor their annual golf tournament each year, a testament to our ongoing commitment to their mission. Through our partnership, we aim to contribute to the Center's remarkable work, helping to create a brighter future for our community's most vulnerable members.

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In our efforts to support a world where oceans and coastlines are rich, with biodiversity and pollution and accessible to all, we at Pangea Biological are delighted to showcase an organization that aligns with our values of environmental stewardship and community engagement: the Surfrider Foundation. Founded in 1984 by visionary surfers the Surfrider Foundation has transformed into a champion for causes with more than 200 chapters and student groups. Their mission is straightforward yet impactful: to safeguard and empower people worldwide to experience and cherish the oceans, waves, and beaches with the help of a network of advocates. This objective strongly resonates with our values at Pangea Biological as we acknowledge the link between thriving ecosystems and community well-being on a scale.

 

In our endeavor to envision a future where marine environments flourish without pollution and are accessible to everyone, we at Pangea Biological are enthusiastic about highlighting an organization that echoes our dedication to care and ethical practices. The Surfrider Foundation's consistent commitment to fairness, equality, diversity, and inclusivity aligns well with our values, a tribute to shared beliefs and mutual goals. Together, we affirm our dedication to building a future where our planet's precious resources are preserved for generations.

SERVICES

Regulatory Experience

Coordination with federal, state, and local agencies to develop permit conditions and mitigations, and have experience negotiating and coordinating with ACOE, USFS, USFWS, BLM, FERC, RWQCB, CPUC, and CDFW.

Biological
Resources

Pangea Biological conducts desktop analyses, constraints-level evaluations and surveys, biological assessments, habitat assessments, avian surveys, rare plant surveys, species-specific surveys, reconnaissance-level biological, and vegetation mapping. Our team is highly experienced with natural resources, avoidance measures, and mitigation review and analysis. At Pangea Biological, we pride ourselves on our ability to navigate the delicate balance between infrastructure progress and resource avoidance. Our team's extensive experience with natural resources, coupled with a keen understanding of avoidance measures and mitigation review and analysis, positions us uniquely to offer solutions that are both environmentally sound and strategically viable.Our biologists possess specialized knowledge in habitat types and sensitive species, particularly in the western region. We hold U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Section 10(a)1(A) Recovery Permits for federally listed species. Our goal is to provide our clients with thorough mitigation and restoration plans that meet all environmental regulations; for government agencies, construction, or utilities.

Wetland & Water Resources

With Pangea Biological’s expertise in wetland delineation, navigating the complex regulatory landscape of infrastructure projects. These meticulous evaluations are pivotal in defining the scope of regulatory control over wetlands and water bodies, providing invaluable guidance for project planning and permit procedures, ensuring compliance, and conserving these ecologically vital areas. Pangea Biological's professional scientists are committed to providing accurate and thorough wetland delineations that meet the highest industry standards. With years of experience and specialized training, our professionals possess extensive knowledge in identifying and classifying wetland boundaries and assessing functions and values.

We understand the importance of precise data collection and analysis in wetland delineation assessments. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure the most accurate and reliable results. Through our comprehensive approach, we can provide detailed reports that highlight key findings and recommendations for further action.

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Cultural
Resources

Pangea Biological prides itself on being at the forefront of safeguarding our shared heritage through the meticulous study and preservation of cultural and archaeological resources. Our commitment to protecting the narratives woven into the very fabric of our landscapes is not just a professional duty; it's a passion that drives us to excel. At the heart of our cultural resource management (CRM) services lies a profound respect for the rich tapestry of human history. Our team of seasoned archaeologists and cultural specialists brings to the table an unparalleled depth of knowledge and expertise. Through the meticulous analysis of artifacts, careful examination of oral histories, and comprehensive archaeological surveys, we strive to reconstruct and honor the stories of communities that have left their mark on the land. Pangea understands that every project is responsible for respecting and preserving our collective past. This is why we collaborate with our clients, local communities, and regulatory agencies to ensure that each site's historical and cultural significance is thoroughly assessed and safeguarded.

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Environmental Compliance & Training

Pangea Biological excels in providing highly skilled environmental inspectors, biological and cultural monitors, and stormwater inspectors who protect natural and cultural resources while guiding clients to maintain environmental compliance throughout their projects. We are adept at clearly communicating environmental requirements, ensuring construction teams and stakeholders understand the 'why' and 'how' of compliance. By alerting all parties to any necessary project variances, we empower our clients to succeed in their projects while adhering to regulations. Drawing on extensive construction and field expertise, Pangea Biological offers comprehensive, tailored environmental training to clients, management, construction, agency, and environmental teams. Our team specializes in developing and delivering top-notch environmental training programs across the United States. From informative workshops and engaging training sessions to virtual conferences and field activities, our programs aim to deepen understanding and foster unwavering commitment to environmental compliance.

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Constructability
Review

In today’s fast-paced construction and engineering sectors, integrating environmental sustainability with project efficiency is not just a goal—it's a necessity. Pangea Biological stands at the forefront of this innovative convergence, offering unparalleled environmental guidance to engineers, construction management, and design teams from the conceptual stage to the completion of construction. We collaborate with project teams during the critical design phases—10, 30, 60, and 90 percent—to provide tailored environmental insights and regulatory strategies. This hands-on approach allows us to identify potential environmental challenges early on and offer solutions to navigate these hurdles effectively. We engage deeply at every design phase, ensuring that projects are feasible from a construction standpoint and protective of biological, cultural, aquatic, stormwater, and other critical environmental resources. Our expertise ensures that projects are buildable and adhere to the highest standards of environmental responsibility.

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Stormwater
Compliance
Stormwater Plans & Inspection

Pangea Biological offers expert support for Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developer/Practitioner (QSD/QSP) services in energy and infrastructure projects. From SWPPP preparation, on-site inspection, monitoring, prescriptive measures, and construction activity reporting related to stormwater resources, we provide top-notch SWPPP development and implementation support. We offer various services, from SWPPP preparation to real-time data access, covering all aspects of NPDES permits, BMP strategies, and construction compliance. With our comprehensive range of services, we can handle everything from SWPPP preparation to real-time data access, ensuring that your project stays on track and in compliance with regulations. Our dedicated QSPs collaborate closely with project teams to guarantee SWPPP compliance and provide proactive corrective suggestions. Our team of QSD/QSP professionals stays up-to-date with the latest regulations and best practices to ensure our clients receive the highest quality service.

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Geographic Information Systems

At Pangea, we combine expertise in mapping, data management, and impact analysis to tackle environmental, construction, and conservation challenges head-on.

Our Geographic Information System (GIS) services offer a comprehensive framework to capture, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data. With a focus on spatial and attribute data, our solutions provide a robust platform for spatial analysis, empowering better decision-making for your infrastructure or business needs. Pangea Biological excels in various GIS capabilities, including project and data management, custom field data collection applications, environmental impacts analysis, and more. Our services range from mapping and data visualization to interactive Story Maps and custom Python script applications, ensuring we meet the unique requirements for each project with precision and expertise.

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Planning & Permitting

Pangea Biological takes a solution-oriented approach to routing, planning, and permitting during the design phase for energy and infrastructure projects to facilitate construction by strategizing and coordinating with engineers, designers, construction management, and regulatory agencies. Pangea coordinates with federal and state agencies to develop permit conditions and mitigation measures that are environmentally sound while facilitating construction progress. Strategic planning, program management, agency coordination and consultation, routing, planning, and permitting to facilitate project success by strategizing and coordinating with clients, engineers, construction management, and regulatory agencies. Pangea is seasoned in managing and writing technical documents, developing and implementing mitigation measures that satisfy federal and state agencies, and can be complied with as projects go to construction.

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Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

Pangea Biological supports developing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) compliance standards and compliance for our clients. We ensure our clients maintain a sustainability policy and ESG program that underscores each organization's commitment to reducing environmental impact, fostering social responsibility, and enhancing governance. Pangea Biological helps to showcase our client's dedication to sustainable growth ensuring that connected stakeholders have the confidence in our client's actions, for sustained success in an increasingly eco-conscious world.

Regulatory Experience

Coordination with federal, state, and local agencies to develop permit conditions and mitigations, and have experience negotiating and coordinating with ACOE, USFS, USFWS, BLM, FERC, RWQCB, CPUC, and CDFW.

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Carlsbad, California 92011

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2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 130

Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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To join the Pangea Biological team, please send a cover letter with your resume to: recruiting@pangeabiological.com.

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Certifications

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    Pangea is certified as a:

    • National Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification by Women's Business Enterprise National Council WBENC (WBE2100043)

    • Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Supplier Clearinghouse for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission (6KN00005)

    • Small Business Enterprise (SB) with the California Department of General Services (1770106)

    • Women-owned Small Business for the federal government (8EV31)

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    LEADERSHIP

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    Amy Rowland

    Chief Executive Officer

    President

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    Scott Rowland

    Chief Financial Officer Managing Partner

    Amy Rowland is a highly skilled environmental consultant with over 32 years of experience, 27 focused on energy and infrastructure projects. At Pangea Biological, she oversees client relations, contract execution, and project performance while providing expert technical input, strategy, and guidance to her team and clients. One of Amy's key areas of expertise is in environmental training development and execution.
     
    Throughout her career, she has been responsible for designing and implementing environmental training programs for private and public sector clients. Her deep understanding of the regulatory requirements that govern these programs allows her to tailor them to meet the specific needs of her clients. Her ability to develop and execute effective training programs has been instrumental in helping Pangea's clients comply with environmental regulations and avoid costly penalties.
     
    In addition to her work in training development and execution, Amy has a thorough understanding of federal and state agency requirements. She is well-versed in the regulations and policies of key agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

    Her knowledge and experience in navigating the regulatory landscape enable her to consult with clients and advise them on compliance strategies effectively. She is skilled at facilitating communication and cooperation between clients and regulatory agencies, ensuring that environmental compliance requirements are met promptly and efficiently.

     
    Amy's expertise in environmental training development and execution and her understanding of federal and state agency requirements make her an invaluable asset to her team and the clients she serves at Pangea Biological. Her leadership, technical skills, and commitment to environmental compliance have helped to establish Pangea Biological as a trusted partner in the industry.
     
    Amy has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental practices throughout her career. She is passionate about the work she does, and this passion is evident in everything she does. Her dedication to environmental compliance and sustainability has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues and clients.
     
    Overall, Amy Rowland's vast experience, technical expertise, and commitment to environmental compliance make her a valuable asset to her team and clients at Pangea Biological. Her leadership and guidance have helped to ensure that Pangea Biological remains at the forefront of environmental consulting and compliance management.

    Scott Rowland is a highly experienced environmental consultant with over 35 years of expertise in environmental planning, natural resource assessments, and environmental compliance management. He has worked on small and large-scale electric and gas projects for utilities, playing a critical role in ensuring that these projects meet environmental compliance standards throughout all phases of development.
     
    One of Scott's primary areas of expertise is in constructability reviews for electric and gas projects. He works closely with design teams, engineers, and construction representatives to review plans at each of the four critical design phases: 10%, 30%, 60%, and 90%. By providing comprehensive feedback and recommendations at each stage, Scott ensures that construction activities can be carried out safely and with environmental responsibility. Scott's practical construction experience, coupled with his extensive understanding of regulatory requirements, makes him a valuable asset during the design and planning phases of these projects. His feedback and recommendations help to identify and mitigate potential environmental risks before construction begins, ultimately saving time and money in the long run. Besides his work in constructability reviews, Scott is highly skilled in environmental compliance management for electric and gas projects. He has an in-depth understanding of federal and state regulations and helps utilities navigate the complex regulatory landscape. His expertise in this area ensures that projects are executed in compliance with applicable regulations and that environmental compliance is maintained throughout all development phases.
     
    Overall, Scott's knowledge in constructability reviews, combined with his experience in environmental compliance management for electric and gas projects, makes him an essential asset to both his team and clients at Pangea Biological. His commitment to ensuring environmentally responsible construction practices has helped elevate the standards of the industry. Scott's leadership and technical skills have helped establish Pangea Biological as a trusted partner in environmental consulting and compliance management. Scott's vast experience and expertise in environmental consulting reflect his strong commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental practices. His dedication to environmental compliance and sustainability has earned him respect and admiration from his colleagues and clients alike.
     
    In summary, Scott Rowland's extensive experience, technical expertise, and commitment to environmental compliance make him an invaluable asset to both his team and the clients he serves at Pangea Biological. His guidance has helped ensure that Pangea Biological remains at the forefront of environmental consulting and compliance management.

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