ICF has been working with EPA Office of Research and Development Global Change Research Program since 2002 focusing on water and aquatic resources.
ICF assisted with program management counsel, environmental documentation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), environmental permits, public outreach, and mitigation planning for a levee planning effort undertaken by the West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency to achieve 200-year compliance for the City of West Sacramento.
ICF provided permit streamlining support using a web-enabled database application and content management system for the Dredge Material Management Office (DMMO), which is comprised of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
ICF prepared the joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Action Specific Implementation Plan for the South Delta Improvements Program (SDIP), a preferred alternative addressing water supply issues and the first major step in implementing the CALFED Bay-Delta Program.
As part of the ongoing studies for the Yakima Basin storage project, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation retained ICF to provide ecosystem diagnosis and treatment (EDT) model support that linked physical models developed by Reclamation and others to EDT parameters.
ICF developed and is implementing the associated public outreach activities as part of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for SRBPP.
ICF was retained by the Santa Clara Valley Water District to provide restoration planning and design, environmental and regulatory compliance, construction oversight, and post-construction monitoring services for the Guadalupe Creek Restoration Project.
In 2007, ICF conducted analyses in support of developing the Cosumnes, American, Bear, and Yuba Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.
ICF completed a watershed assessment and restoration project action plan for the Greater Oregon City Watershed Council.
ICF worked with Snohomish County to support ongoing watershed planning in the Stillaguamish River (WRIA 5) watershed.
ICF prepared a joint Environmental Impact Report (EIR)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and other environmental documents for the State Water Board (state lead agency) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (federal lead agency) on the Delta Wetlands Project, a proposal to store water and develop wetland wildlife habitat on four islands in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta.
ICF provided environmental consulting services on an as-needed basis for projects with Data Management and Analytical Support for Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Fisheries Program Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation.
ICF was retained by the steering committee of the Lower Colorado River Multispecies Conservation Program to assist in the preparation of a conservation plan for the Lower Colorado River, a Biological Assessment (BA) for federal activities covered under the Multispecies Conservation Program, and a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for nonfederal activities covered under the Multispecies Conservation Program.
ICF provided Reclamation with comprehensive services to assist the agency in complying with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC)/California Aqueduct (CA) Intertie project.
ICF prepared all the environmental permits and conducted a comprehensive public outreach program for this large water delivery project (river intake, pipelines, and water treatment plant) to take delivery of water from the American River.
To obtain federal and state wetland/stream permits, ICF prepared a stream and 150-acre floodplain wetland habitat mitigation plan.
ICF prepared all the environmental permit documents for the largest fish restoration project in North America, which includes dam and water control structure removal, installations, and habitat enhancements on the north and south forks of Battle Creek in Shasta and Tehama Counties.
ICF assisted Reclamation in preparing an EIS for proposed Lower Colorado River Shortage Guidelines and coordinated reservoir management strategies to address operations of Lakes Powell and Mead, particularly under low reservoir conditions.
ICF worked closely with the Water for Irrigation Streams (WISE) Project Advisory Committee—a group of 17 stakeholders representing agricultural, irrigation, municipal, environmental, watershed, local, state, and federal interests that are identifying alternative solutions for the project—to implement a comprehensive marketing and public outreach program in support of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
ICF International supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's first adaptation program, Climate Ready Estuaries. The program has worked with the National Estuary Program since 2007 to assess the vulnerability of estuaries to climate change impacts, to develop and implement adaptation programs in coastal areas, and to educate stakeholders about climate change impacts.
ICF worked with the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento and San Francisco Districts, on three flood protection projects along the Guadalupe River in Santa Clara County, California. The three projects (Upper, Downtown, and Lower Guadalupe River Projects) included flood protection components, habitat restoration components, and fish passage components.