Apple Country Ecological Climate Resiliency and Carbon Planning Assessment

BSC Group led a multi-disciplinary team to complete an Ecological Climate Resiliency and Carbon Planning and Assessment effort, made possible through the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) program. The project aimed to assess and analyze ecological resources and provided recommendations with attention to Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in the Towns of Bolton and Harvard and the Devens…Read More

Ecological Resiliency Planning Services

BSC Group provided climate resiliency and ecological restoration planning services to the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) in Medford, Arlington, and Somerville, MA. Our team worked to provide MyRWA with a menu of projects that could be implemented in the future. We identified along the four-mile segment of Mystic River large- and small-scale upland, wetland,…Read More

Lagoon Pond Bascule Bridge Replacement

BSC served as the prime consultant, providing ecological, environmental permitting, and survey services to MassDOT for the replacement of the bascule bridge carrying Beach Road over Lagoon Pond in Oak Bluffs/Tisbury, MA. The bridge was structurally deficient when BSC was selected to assist with the design and permitting for permanent replacement of the bridge. BSC…Read More

Eversource EV Charging Infrastructure

Electric vehicles have emerged as a popular and effective way to reduce the use of fossil fuels and associated greenhouse gases. Eversource is responding to the resulting growing demand for EV charging stations by launching an initiative to fully fund the infrastructure costs associated with the installation of car charging stations in approved locations. BSC…Read More

Camp Curtis Guild Invasive Species Management Plan

Located on 702 acres north of Boston, Camp Curtis Guild serves as a training facility for the Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG). In addition to playing a vital role in our state’s and nation’s defense, Camp Curtis Guild contributes to the protection of natural habitats and wildlife in the Commonwealth. The property contains a diverse…Read More

Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area

Acting as a subconsultant to HKT Architects, BSC Group was responsible for permitting, erosion and sedimentation control, and stormwater management for the construction of a new bathhouse and providing universal access to DCR's Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area. BSC's responsibilities included preparing the Notice of Intent and supporting DCR in obtaining an Order of Conditions from…Read More

Phragmites Inventory at Hockomock Wildlife Management Area

On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, BSC documented and mapped the current Phragmites australis within the Hockomock Swamp Wildlife Management Area in the Towns of Bridgewater, Easton, and Raynham. The project area encompassed 2,446 acres of the almost 17,000 acres that comprise Hockomock Swamp. BSC developed a geodatabase of all Phragmites…Read More

Horseneck Beach Campground

BSC Group was selected to provide planning and design services for improvements at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Horseneck Beach Campground in Westport. The campground, which is among one of the most popular of DCR’s facilities, was in need of site-wide improvements to provide a more efficient, sustainable, resilient and enjoyable camping experience.…Read More

Permitting for Solar Arrays

BSC has provided integrated planning, engineering, permitting, and land surveying to support the development of corporate solar systems in New England. Specifically, in the communities of Spencer, East Brookfield and North Brookfield, MA, BSC conducted feasibility assessments for siting of solar arrays, relative to stormwater management, site plan review, setbacks, grading, glare and visual impacts.…Read More

Ecological Support for Transmission Line and Structure Replacements

BSC Group serves as an on-call consultant to Vermont Transco, LLC (Velco) performing as needed engineering and environmental services for various improvements and upgrades to their high-voltage electric transmission systems. Under this contract BSC is providing natural resource area delineations, permitting, mapping, and general project support for the replacement of the three separate structures in…Read More