About Natural Investigations
Natural Investigations has provided expert environmental consulting services to clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors since 2004. We are a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) based in Sacramento, California. We employ proven professionals in biological and cultural resource management, environmental consulting, and permitting assistance. Our ultimate goal on any project is to help clients successfully meet their environmental needs ahead of schedule and under budget. We are unique in our ability to find creative solutions to the complex challenges presented by federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
Natural Investigations is a fully licensed and insured environmental consulting firm that has established professional working relationships with regulatory agencies at all levels of government based on technical excellence and a thorough understanding of the regulatory process.
Our staff specializes in the design of avoidance and mitigation programs that allow our clients' projects to be successfully implemented while simultaneously achieving high levels of biological and cultural resource protection. In addition to the services commonly provided by archaeologists and historians, Natural Investigations is one of the few firms in the state of California offering Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services. This non-invasive method of subsurface data collection is ideal for those projects where excavation is not possible or not desired. The process is more cost-efficient and reliable as a means of gaining essential information than random subsurface testing.
Certifications and Licenses
- Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certified - CPUC VON # 13120029
- State Woman Business Enterprise (SWBE) Certified - Caltrans Firm Number 41765
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified - Caltrans Firm Number 41765
- Federal and California Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certified - DGS Ref. # 39804
- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Certified Personnel On Staff
Our company logo "Fossil Fish" is a registered trademark of Natural Investigations Company, Inc. The original artwork "Fossil Fish" was created by Janet Moore in 1993 at Fresno City College. Janet used a printmaking technique called Intaglio. Starting with a copper plate, she engraved the image using an etching needle. Then she rolled brown ink over the plate and then rubbed it off with a cloth, leaving ink only in the incisions in the plate. A damp piece of thick yellow paper was put over the plate and then the plate and paper were run through a printing press, which transferred the ink from the recesses of the plate to the paper.