Brad Norling is president and founder of Western Resource Consulting, Inc. (WRC). His driving purpose for starting WRC was to provide biological, permitting, regulatory compliance, and environmental assessment services for industry and local, state, and federal government clients. Mr. Norling has over 26 years of experience in providing environmental services throughout the western United States and has worked with a number of nationally recognized environmental consulting firms prior to starting WRC.
Mr. Norling serves as Program Manager and technical lead on WRC’s contracting efforts. In addition to day to day guidance of the firm, he also provides management and QA/QC support for WRC’s clients as well as provides vision, strategic thinking, and leadership with the aim of promoting the future growth of the firm.
For over 26 years, Mr. Norling has provided environmental services on a variety of projects throughout portions of Minnesota, North Dakota, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, and Montana. These projects have included utility transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, state highway projects, telecommunications, land development, mining, geothermal, commercial-scale solar and wind development, hydroelectric, flood control, military, oil and gas development, facility licensing support for state energy regulators, and resource management plan updates. For these projects, he has provided many types of environmental assistance including, project management, NEPA/CEQA compliance and regulatory permitting, resource studies, impact assessment, siting studies and alignment comparisons, and selection of preferred alternatives to identify constraints and opportunities.
He has considerable expertise in compliance with California and federal endangered species acts, NEPA, CEQA, and other related environmental protection statutes/acts. He has conducted the technical review, environmental impact analysis, and documentation support for a variety of NEPA and CEQA documents, and provided research and interpretation of applicable laws, regulations, and governmental policy on numerous projects throughout the Western U.S.
WRC’s mission is to become dedicated to establishing a close, long-term relationship with each of its clients. WRC strives to be recognized as the consultant you confidently and consistently turn to for innovative and cost-effective solutions to your environmental permitting needs.
The Quality of WRC’s work is based on outstanding technical service, professionalism, innovation, careful communication, and adherence to budgets and schedules. In fact, the majority of WRC’s work is from repeat clients, demonstrating our ability to adhere to schedule and budget requirements while completing high-quality technical work products.
WRC has established a highly qualified network of resource professionals in virtually every major environmental discipline. As a result of these strategic alliances, WRC can offer a broader range of environmental services, tackle a wider array of environmental challenges, and offer these services at a rate comparable with or below that of most other firms.