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 Grant Road Corridor Improvement Project is one of Tucson’s most dynamic upcoming multi-modal transportation development projects. The cornerstone of the 20-year Regional Transportation Administration (RTA) Plan approved by Tucson voters in 2006, the project will be the Plan’s biggest and most visible undertaking. Stretching for five miles between Oracle and Swan Roads, the project will redefine Grant Road not only for drivers, but for cyclists, pedestrians, and local businesses and residents as well.
From 2010–2013, Tierra provided right of way and cultural resource services for the Washington Rural Access Project (WRAP). Dubbed “the largest permitting project ever undertaken in the state of Washington,” the WRAP deployed 1,400 miles of fiber-optic communication lines to rural portions of the state, greatly improving broadband service for private citizens, important health and safety anchor institutions, and schools.
The High Lonesome Mesa Wind Farm is a $190 million wind project developed by Foresight Wind, LLC, and Edison Mission Group. This project now generates 100 megawatts of wind power in Willard, New Mexico. A 12-mile, 115-kV line was also constructed to reach the interconnect point, a Public Service Company of New Mexico / Tri-State Generation & Transmission substation. For this project, Tierra provided right of way services and facilitated completion of the required environmental and cultural resource documentation.
In 2012, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) hired Tierra to conduct extensive cultural resource and biological surveys and environmental permitting for their “Fiber-to-the-Home” (FTTH) Project, which entailed the installation of a fiber-optic network that will parallel the existing KCEC electrical distribution system within Colfax, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties in New Mexico. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Broadband Initiative Program and was located on lands under the jurisdiction of multiple State and Federal agencies, including the New Mexico State Land Office, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, New Mexico Department of Transportation, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Taos and Picuris Pueblos.