SNEI is 51% Women & Minority owned and is currently certified through the WRMSCD, CPUC and NDOT as: WBE, MBE, DBE & SBE

About SNEI

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SNEI Mission Statement
Our mission is to deliver cost-effective, exceptional environmental compliance solutions to our clients, create a culture to enrich professional growth of our skilled team, and adhere to our core values of honesty and integrity, 

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Southern Nevada Environmental, Inc. (SNEI) is a certified Woman and Minority-Owned small Business Enterprise, with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Victorville, California. SNEI is recognized by the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse as a WMBE in both Nevada and California, and by NDOT as a DBE & SBE.

Clients across the country have come to rely on SNEI whenever they need to address tough environmental issues. Professionalism, an intimate knowledge of the field and astute technical ability have made SNEI what it is – the first choice in environmental services.

SNEI has offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Victorville, California, offering availability throughout the western United States while keeping costs to a minimum. Both offices are full-service and capable of rapidly and seamlessly combining resources.

SNEI was ranked the #1 Las Vegas Valley Environmental Services Company, in the September 2003 issue of In Business Las Vegas.

SNEI Biological

SNEI has been a leader in environmental services since 1993, providing environmental assessments and surveys, construction monitoring and strategy, and GIS mapping services for sensitive and endangered species throughout the southwestern United States. Our focus is California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

SNEI has obtained multiple certifications from various agencies as a DBE Women / Minority, Small Business Enterprise. SNEI also enjoys an excellent rating in ISNet World, with zero safety claims in over 5 years.

SNEI has offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Victorville, California, offering availability throughout the western United States while keeping costs to a minimum. Both offices are full-service and capable of rapidly and seamlessly combining resources.


At SNEI, integrity is our top priority. Our goal is to deliver competent, quality, and reliable service to our clients with a well-trained, experienced staff. SNEI has an intimate knowledge of Section 7 and Section 10 Endangered Species Act requirements, experience working through planning and construction phase challenges, and astute technical ability have made SNEI one of the most respected environmental consulting firms in the southwest.

SNEI has successfully completed both small and large scale projects throughout the Mojave Desert. Each project is given individual attention and a plan is tailored to the needs of our clients.

Desert Tortoise Services

SNEI has over 26 years of desert tortoise mitigation experience. With one of the largest teams of authorized desert tortoise biologist in the Southwest region, SNEI can handle any size project. SNEI biologists are required to go through an extensive in-house training program and are qualified to perform all necessary duties on-site.

  • Compliance Inspection Coordinator (CIC)
  • Field Contact Representative (FCR)
  • Health Assessment Certified Biologist
  • Authorized Desert Tortoise Handlers
  • Authorized Desert Tortoise Monitors
  • Desert Tortoise Construction Monitoring
  • Radio Transmitter Attachment
  • Radio Telemetry Tracking Services
  • Presence/Absence Surveys
  • Pre-Project Surveys
  • USFWS Protocol Clearances
  • Desert Tortoise Worker Awareness Training
  • Tortoise Exclusionary Fence Inspection

Translocation Experience

SNEI can perform the health assessments on desert tortoises that are necessary for projects that require translocation. SNEI’s biologists are authorized by state and federal agencies to handle the threatened Mojave desert tortoise, affix GPS loggers and transmitters, utilize telemetry to radio track the animals and conduct initial and annual field health assessments as required by the project’s permits.

Avian Services

SNEI has a broad array of experience in conducting surveys within the Southwest region in accordance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Endangered Species Act. SNEI provides a wide variety of services for the threatened, endangered and sensitive birds. Our staff of qualified biologists are experienced in conducting avian point counts, migratory bird, raptor and sensitive species surveys and inventories within the proposed right-of-way corridors and zone-of-influence areas to determine the presence of indigenous and/or migratory birds.

  • Avian Point Count Surveys
  • Migratory Bird Nest Surveys & Nest Monitoring
  • Raptor Surveys & Nest Monitoring
  • Burrowing Owl Surveys & Nest Monitoring
  • Bald & Golden Eagle Surveys & Monitoring

Botanical Services

SNEI has extensive project experience conducting botanical surveys on federal, state and private lands where rare, sensitive and protected plant species are known to or can potentially occur. These botanical surveys can determine the distribution and relative abundance of botanical resources, including special status plants (rare, threatened and endangered), noxious and invasive weeds, and vegetation communities.

  • Sensitive & Rare Plant Identification and Inventory
  • Noxious and Invasive Weed Surveys
  • Noxious Weed Abatement Monitoring
  • Plant Salvage, Re-Vegetation and Restoration Monitoring
  • Vegetation Mapping Utilizing GIS

Additional Biological Services

SNEI has performed numerous project site inventories, pre-construction and preliminary surveys. SNEI’s professional biologists are expertly trained to gather, analyze and disseminate information regarding biological species and ecological communities for private, state and federal clients.

  • Banded Gila Monster
  • Common Chuckwalla
  • Coachella Valley Fringe-Toed Lizard
  • Mojave Fringe-Toed Lizard
  • Flat Tailed Horned Lizard
  • Amargosa Toad
  • Utah Prairie Dog
  • Various Bat Species
  • Kit Foxes
  • Small Rodents
  • Venomous Snake Removal & Awareness Program

Reptile and Amphibian Services

SNEI employs experienced herpetologists who provide accurate and detailed habitat information regarding amphibian and reptile populations. SNEI’s services include surveys and construction monitoring for sensitive species.

Bat Services

SNEI can provide numerous bat services, including bat presence surveys, mortality surveys, bat acoustics, mist netting, telemetry, data analysis, and assist with Anabat data collection.

Small Mammal Services

SNEI’s biologists can provide services that include trapping of both sensitive and nonsensitive small mammal species, as well as, surveys, construction monitoring and relocation, as requested.

GIS Services

Geographic Information Systems

SNEI has a dedicated GIS team providing mapping services in the environmental, water/wastewater, forestry, solar, transportation, wind energy and pipeline industries. The GIS professionals have access to the latest ArcGIS and GPS software including Garmin Mapsource, Basecamp, and ExpertGPS. Geodatabase design, data analysis, conversion, map creation and a variety of digitizing techniques are used to provide maps to our clients.

SNEI primarily utilizes Garmin GPS units for data collection and also has experience working with Trimble GeoXT GPS units.

The Best Choice!
SNEI is an environmental consulting firm with offices in Las Vegas, Nevada and Victorville, California. Our team of degreed biologists are in-house trained to provide mitigation services for sensitive, threatened, and endangered species in the Mojave Desert, with emphasis on the desert tortoise and migratory birds on both small and large-scale construction projects. SNEI has over 26 years of experience working with large utility companies, private contractors, and Federal, State, and local governments.

A Step Above

  • Extensive in-house biologist training program
  • Utility linear construction project specialists
  • Mojave desert ecology experts
  • Extensive construction experience, problem solvers, works well with construction personnel
  • Excellent customer service

Professional Services
Desert Tortoise Services

  • Presence and Absence Surveys & Clearances
  • Desert Tortoise Construction Monitoring
  • Desert Tortoise Health Assessments
  • Desert Tortoise Worker Training Program

Avian Services

  • Migratory Bird Surveys & Nest Monitoring
  • Burrowing Owl Surveys & Clearances
  • Avian Point Count Surveys
  • Raptor Surveys & Nest Monitoring 
  • Bald & Golden Eagle Surveys & Monitoring

Botanical Services

  • Noxious & Invasive Weed Surveys
  • Noxious Weed Abatement Monitoring

Additional Biological Services

  • Reptile and Amphibian Surveys
  • Small Mammal Surveys

Some of our Past and Present Clients with Excellent Reviews!

  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Kern River Gas Transmission Company
  • Southwest Gas Company
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Valley Electric Association, Inc.
  • NV Energy
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Moapa Band of Paiutes
  • Clark County, Nevada
  • City of Henderson, Nevada
  • BrightSource Energy, Inc.
  • Tetra Tech, Inc.

Current/Past Experience

  • Gas Pipelines 
  • Transmission / Fiber Optic Lines
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation
  • Water / Wastewater Lines
  • Commercial & Residential Development
  • Public Facilities

DBE Certifications

  • Woman Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Disadvantaged Owned Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

Certifications Through

  • California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)


541620 – Environmental Consulting Services
541690 – Biological Consulting Services
541370 – GIS Base Mapping Services

CAGE Code: 38SX2

DUNS Number: 149527942

ISNet World: 400-516860 – “A” Contractor Grade