BRIC provides public and private sector clients with a comprehensive suite of solutions that foster cultural and environmental sustainability. Our multidisciplinary team combines extensive expertise with proven performance to deliver environmental compliance, natural resource management, and heritage preservation. We are driven to support the preservation of cultural and environmental assets while honoring the Navajo legacy of environmental stewardship. BRIC is a Tribally owned, SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and subsidiary of Diné Development Corporation.
Areas of Expertise
BRIC maintains sustainable and long-term oversight of compliance with regulations that govern substances related to air, water, and land, as well as workplace environment, health, and safety (EHS). Our specialists understand the complex regulatory frameworks of federal, state, and tribal governments and work closely with our clients to navigate compliance challenges while delivering risk avoidance and cost efficiency. Our full-spectrum planning and documentation support spans pre-planning efforts to decision document drafting and delivery. Our dedication to quality and risk management delivers solutions that drive sustainable development and foster streamlined decision-making.
- NEPA/CEQ Compliance
- Clean Water Act Permitting
- Environmental Site Assessments
- Pollution Prevention Consultation
- Hazardous Waste Management
- On-site Compliance Support
- Permit Applications and Reports
- Audits and Compliance
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Navajo Gallup Water Supply
As a top 15 priority of the Department of Interior, the Navajo Gallup Water Supply project serves as a major infrastructure initiative to establish a reliable municipal and industrial water supply from the San Juan River to the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation, southwestern portion of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, and city of Gallup, New Mexico. Our multidisciplinary team supported the NGWS through 21 environmental and cultural resource task orders. BRIC specialists provided a full range of environmental and cultural resource services from the design through construction phase. We performed environmental compliance and permitting, species monitoring and mitigation, and natural resource and environmental assessments and documentation. We also delivered cultural resource surveys, monitoring, and unintended discovery response, through which we conducted ethnographic interviews of residents along the proposed waterline to identify Traditional Cultural Properties (TCP) to prevent impacts to significant cultural sites. Our services provided significant advances in establishing the vital water supply for the Tribal communities. Throughout our performance, we received continuous client recognition and “Excellent” CPARS ratings.
BRIC natural resource specialists possess 300+ years of combined experience in quality-driven resource management and conservation planning services. We understand the challenges faced by federal, state, and tribal governments and private sector in managing resources within an evolving regulatory framework. BRIC’s collaborative approach delivers innovative, cost-eff¬ective strategies with a central focus on mitigating environmental impacts. As a trusted partner with our clients, we carefully navigate federal, state, local, and tribal government regulatory structures to ensure compliance and dependability. Our multi-disciplinary team unites in-depth expertise with on-the-ground experience to yield an integrated approach to meeting natural resource management needs.
- Wildlife Monitoring and Compliance
- Spatial Wildland Fire Management Plans
- Resource Management Plans
- Forest Inventories and Analyses
- Fuel Inventories
- Vegetation Inventories
- Rangeland Inventories
- Wetland Delineations
Cocopah, Quechan, and Fort Yuma Homestead Lands Agricultural Resource Management Plans
BRIC developed Agricultural Resource Management Plans for the Cocopah Indian Reservation, Fort Yuma-Quechan Indian Reservation, and Fort Yuma Homestead Public Domain Lands, which are located across the lower Colorado River Region. Our natural resource specialists worked with the tribes to identify available agricultural resources, develop tribal agricultural resource strategic goals, establish actions to meet objectives, and assess the use of the land. We considered the biotic and physical environments and tribal ecosystems to opportunize resource development. Our team facilitated meetings with stakeholders, including the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian A¬ffairs, Natural Resources Conservation Service, tribal staff¬, irrigation districts, farmers, and commercial growers, to achieve stakeholder-driven plans.
BRIC o¬ffers comprehensive cultural resource management solutions within an evolving regulatory framework. Our team, composed of architectural historians, preservation experts, anthropologists, and archaeologists, protects and manages cultural resources while focusing on heritage preservation. We work closely with federal, state, and tribal agencies and commercial clients to identify resources and understand historical and contextual significance to mitigate project constraints. We promote cultural significance through resource education while ensuring compliance to harness the best interests of clients and stakeholders. The BRIC team has provided value to our clients in tactfully harmonizing the preservation of cultural significance with valued solutions.
- Surveys and Reviews
- Cultural Resource Management Plans
- Archaeological Histories and Documentation
- Ethnographic/Oral Consultation
- Testing and Data Recovery
- Construction Monitoring
- Laboratory and Analysis Services
- Public Outreach/Educational Development
Navajo Nation Abandoned Uranium Mines
BRIC’s cultural resource specialists provide cultural and environmental resource management for the Abandoned Uranium Mines initiative to support the significant e¬ffort of mitigating risks posed to human health and the environment. Our team led Phase I resource assessment, surveys, monitoring, and ethnographic interviews for an environmental water study that was conducted for remediation of Abandoned Uranium Mines across the Navajo Nation. In support of Phase II Trust operations, we provided cultural resource consultation. Specialists provided recommendations on cultural regulations in accordance with Navajo Nation Cultural Preservation and Section 106 guidelines.
BRIC’s facilities management practice spans the labor, management, permitting, equipment, supplies, materials, transportation, and related services to support the operation and maintenance of our clients’ industrial facilities. We provide federal agencies with quality-driven O&M services to ensure continuity of operations in support of critical agency missions. BRIC’s approach dynamically employs our team’s robust experience and collaborative and strategic thinking to assemble and deliver O&M services that drive cost savings and project efficiencies.
- Environmental Remedial Operations
- Environmental Contamination Monitoring
- Water/Wastewater Operations
- Permitting and Compliance
- Facilities, Infrastructure, and Engineering Recordkeeping
- Facilities Support
- Ambient Air Monitoring System
- Utility Privatization
U.S. Army Department of Public Works Computer-aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Systems and Facility Management Support
BRIC provides facilities, infrastructure, and engineering record keeping support to Fort Devens Department of Public Works (DPW). We support the DPW by researching, investigating, and organizing drawing records; developing CADD drawings of buildings, infrastructure, and facilities; performing field verification of site conditions; and managing and developing engineering records. Our on-site personnel operate as energy conservation coordinators by overseeing and coordinating building energy monitor (BEM) services for all buildings.. We provide facility management by visiting base facilities, buildings, pavements, grounds, and activities to evaluate the facility condition and verify record information.
BRIC’s geospatial practice complements our natural and cultural resource services by delivering spatial tools that enable unique analysis and decision-making. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists offer expertise in mission-critical IT, systems integration, and logistics support services. We support federal, state, tribal, non-governmental organizations, and higher education markets to provide field data collection and resource management for natural, cultural, forestry, rangeland, and fire-related initiatives. Our team collects, analyzes, and integrates a variety of data from remotely sensed data platforms; develops web-based and enterprise-level GIS; and provides geospatial analysis that promote enhanced business practices, interoperability, and information management.
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Computer-aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
- Drone, LIDAR, Geophysics
- Support Systems Engineering and Logistics
Public Lands Interpretive Association Interactive Recreation Maps
The Public Lands Interpretive Association (PLIA) is a not-for-profit educational organization that is dedicated to inspiring and educating the public regarding the natural and cultural heritage resources of America’s public lands. In support of the organization, our GIS analysts developed an interactive map of recreation sites on the PIA website (www.publiclands.org). We gathered spatial data from existing databases for 11 western states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY) and created a geodatabase for all recreation data. The highly interactive map incorporates search and filter tools that allow users to explore recreation sites by state, activities, and type of recreation site (e.g., national trail, scenic byways, national conservation areas). Our efforts have delivered enhanced interactivity, data sharing, and user experience to advance the PIA’s mission in publicizing and honoring America’s resources.
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enthusiastic, motivated individuals,
to join our growing team.