Environmental issues don’t fit neatly into organizational boxes. We understand that client needs and project conditions are unique and we tap into the expertise of our colleagues across disciplines to best address intersecting demands.
Our planners, scientists, engineers, attorneys, and policy specialists have worked with the government and commercial sectors to meet federal, state, and local requirements and emerging issues. With more than 40 years of experience in environmental issues, ICF has written guidelines and policies that inform projects nationwide, including the standard desk reference for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and state environmental regulations. Working in and across the infrastructure sectors of energy, water, transportation, and communications, we advise and educate agency staff on topics ranging from federal and state regulatory processes to air quality and noise analyses to habitat and wetland mitigation planning.
Our work with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides critical information for regulatory agencies and other stakeholders to make informed decisions around chemical safety and public health. We help the EPA identify and share innovative clean-up technologies across contaminated site programs and reduce industrial pollution. Our long-standing support for California’s Department of Transportation includes biological monitoring for habitat restoration activities on over 2,000 acres of mitigation lands.
ICF helps clients balance the impacts of expanding human activity and limited natural resources—from complex analyses on new rules for lead exposure to an award-winning long-range management plan for more than 20,000 coastal sites in California to helping restore and protect the ozone layer for 30 years. We approach each engagement with our hallmark scientific accuracy and thoroughness to deliver the best possible recommendations for the environment.
ICF supports government agencies, nonprofits, and private companies with natural resource management to protect, conserve, and preserve natural resources, including wetlands, wildlife habitats, and fisheries.
ICF supports clients in preparing legally defensible environmental impact assessments through services related to U.S. federal, regional, and state environmental regulations, including NEPA, CEQA, and SEPA.
ICF supports comprehensive, streamlined management of the regulatory process in environmental planning and development to keep projects moving ahead in full environmental regulatory compliance.
ICF applies leadership and innovative problem solving to help clients with restoration and conservation of natural areas in full compliance with environmental regulations.
ICF delivers custom training materials, classes, and other forms of environmental education to keep environmental professionals, members of academia, individuals in community leadership roles, and the public up-to-date on regulatory compliance issues.
ICF uses sophisticated research and modeling to develop multimillion-dollar, multi-year environmental risk and toxicology analysis efforts for U.S. federal agencies and international industries.
ICF provides public outreach, comment, communication, and stakeholder engagement strategies to increase transparency and ensure regulatory compliance for projects that impact the environment.
ICF helps public and private sector clients develop and implement mission-centered sustainability programs and initiatives that optimize energy and environmental performance, reduce costs, and advance social well-being.
Mark Wagner joined ICF in 1981. He brings decades of technical, economic and policy expertise to support regulatory and voluntary compliance on issues related to ozone layer protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, persistent organic pollutants, and chemicals management. Mark has extensive experience leading large-scale, multi-disciplinary, multi-country evaluations of global programs.View in LinkedIn
Rich Walter joined ICF in 2000. He brings experience in environmental planning, compliance strategy, permitting, mitigation development and implementation, and climate action planning. He currently leads ICF’s California Municipal Climate Action Planning practice which focuses on greenhouse gas inventories and greenhouse gas reduction planning for cities, counties, and regional governments in California.
Kevin Palaia joined ICF in 1994. He is a licensed Professional Geologist with decades of technical and regulatory support experience. His areas of expertise include contaminated site characterization and cleanup; brownfields revitalization; liability assessment associated with mergers and acquisitions; and environmental training. He also supports projects related to medical cannabis program implementation, renewable energy, offshore energy development, and environmental impact assessment.
Amy Rucker specializes in water resource planning and management. She has more than 20 years of experience in integrated and multipurpose water resources planning; flood management and ecosystem mitigation; watershed management; ecosystem restoration planning, design, and implementation; and program and project management.