Kingman Electric Power Generation Station

 Kingman AZ electric generation station

Tierra worked with a private electric utility to provide environmental compliance for the construction of a new natural-gas-fueled electric power generation station on 320 acres of private land near Kingman, Arizona. Tierra performed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delineation of potential Waters of the U.S. and assisted our client in obtaining coverage for construction under USACE Nationwide Permits 12 and 39. Tierra also assessed the site for the presence of Sonoran Desert Tortoise and performed a White-margined Penstemon survey as part of the Biological Evaluation and Assessment for the project.

Upon completion of field surveys and documentation, Tierra developed and implemented a Sonoran Desert Tortoise awareness and training program for the construction workers that built the generating station. Tierra was also involved during the construction of the project by having a biological monitor on-site for more than four months during the initial phases of construction. Tierra’s on-site biological monitor documented disturbances to potentially jurisdictional washes to ensure compliance with the nationwide permits' disturbance thresholds. Tierra's monitor also kept an eye out for desert tortoises during construction to make sure none were harmed.