Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.

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. . .


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TDS Telecom (TDS) was awarded a grant from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) for a proposed project to bring high-speed internet service (download at 15 mbps and upload at 1.5 mbps) to unserved or underserved areas within the boundaries of the Fort Yuma Quechan Reservation. The proposed fiber-to-the-node project consists of installing approximately 16 miles of buried fiber-optic and copper telecommunications lines and several new distribution cabinets. The CASF grant is intended to provide opportunities to make high-speed internet service available in unserved or underserved areas of California, where populations are at risk of being left behind technologically compared with other areas of the state. By improving access to technology, the project will enrich lives and provide competitive advantages to local residents and businesses. Tierra has been retained by TDS to assist in obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from allottees, private property owners, and governmental agencies as may be required for the project.


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.


Read more: The Grant Road Improvement Project

Washington Rural Access Project

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.


Read more: The Washington Rural Access Project

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.


Read more: The Kit Carson Fiber-to-the-Home Project

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Tierra is proud to celebrate our 25th year in business. Founded as a local right of way company in 1989, we’ve grown to become a multi-disciplined land services firm with eight offices in six western states. Tierra is committed to continuing to provide the top-quality work our clients have come to depend on, and we’re always working hard to find ways to better serve you.

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Winterhaven Broadband Project

For project news, documentation, and informational links, please visit the Winterhaven Broadband Project page.