Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., is a distinguished land services firm that offers property and easement acquisition, relocation assistance, planning and zoning, cultural and environmental permitting, public meeting facilitation, and CAD/GIS services across the western United States. Since 1989, Tierra has successfully provided land services to local, State, and Federal agencies; telecommunications, energy, alternative energy, mining, and pipeline companies; and engineers and land developers. With eight offices in six western states, Tierra is prepared to handle projects of any size and scope in any region. Read more. . .
The Arizona Department of Transportation is making improvements to Interstate 10 stretching from Milepost 208 at the State Route 87 Traffic Interchange to Milepost 213 near the eastern edge of the community of Picacho. The improvements include widening the highway from two lanes to three lanes in each direction and realigning it through the community of Picacho. The project will improve highway safety by reducing the number of curves in its path, improving roadside safety by eliminating a substantial length of elevated freeway, and eliminating visual impacts of the highway by removing existing embankments. The project will also increase capacity and improve traffic operations throughout this segment of Interstate 10.
In 2012, Tierra was contracted by the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State to perform a detailed survey and record sites at the Monte Cristo Mining District and townsite. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) was preparing for a large-scale clean-up intended to remove contaminated soils from several mines, adits, and processing centers within the old townsite. As part of the clean-up process, a full inventory of cultural resources was requested. Tierra was hired to synthesize all previous data on the area and to conduct a survey of the townsite and associated mine-related features. The end product will help the USFS assess the resources it presently possesses and will aid in the reconstruction of features impacted by clean-up efforts.
Tierra conducted cultural resource studies and developed an Environmental Assessment for the City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe National Forest for vegetation treatments in a 2,100 acre portion of the Pecos Wilderness located within the City's watershed. Due to years of fire suppression, fuel loading in the forests surrounding Santa Fe has greatly increased, and the aftermath of wildfire on the watershed now poses the threat of clogging the City's municipal reservoir with ash and silt, threatening the water supply of the City. The Environmental Assessment and associated resource studies that Tierra developed will assist the City and the Forest in reducing the risk of wildfire and the threat of subsequent damage to the City's water supply.