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Paleontology Consulting

Our highly-skilled team of qualified and permitted paleontologists provides paleontological resource management and mitigation services nationwide. We have successfully completed hundreds of paleontological resource investigations for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. We provide efficient and high-quality work that will keep your projects on track.

At Paleowest, client satisfaction is our top priority. We seek to act as your trusted advisors, where your goals are our goals. We are highly responsive and use all of our resources to give you innovative approaches that keep projects on-track and on budget.

Our team is top-notch. We are regulatory experts and technical experts in vertebrate paleontology, invertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, paleobotany, and paleoethnobotany. We respond quickly and efficiently to clients needs in any geographic location. We hold active permits to conduct work on state and federal lands whenever permits are required.

PALEONTOLOGICAL COMPLIANCE SERVICES COMPLETED BY PERMITTED SCIENTISTS PROVIDING CONCISE, TIMELY, AND HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS.

Paleontology Services We Can Help You With

PaleoWest’s paleontology services are comprehensive. We offer clients a full range of services including record searches, literature reviews, constraints analysis, impact assessments, field surveys, construction monitoring, salvage, data recovery, fossil collection and identification, laboratory preparation, museum pre-curation, and technical reporting.

LOOKING TO SAVE TIME AND REDUCE COSTS?

PaleoWest’s Principal Paleontologists employ our all-digital workflow for data collection and management. What does this mean for clients? We meet deadlines and produce high-quality data — saving you time and money.

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STRUGGLING WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS?

We have long-standing relationships with all agencies that require paleontological mitigation, making us valuable partners.

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UNFORESEEN DISCOVERIES CAUSING YOU DELAYS?

We know you’ve got business objectives and tight deadlines. Our nationwide coverage means our experts can be deployed quickly wherever you are to ensure any unforeseen discovery is dealt with appropriately and effectively.

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ENERGY:

PALEN SOLAR PROJECT

EDF Renewables

PaleoWest is currently providing cultural and paleontological resource support to EDF Renewables for the Palen Solar Project (PSP), on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Riverside County, California. Before construction, PaleoWest prepared the Paleontological Resources Monitoring and Mitigation Plan to be implemented during ground disturbing activities for the duration of the project.

During the construction phase, we provided paleontological resource monitoring for preconstruction geotechnical and site fencing activities. Paleontological monitors were a late requirement for this effort, but we successfully provided paleontological field staff ahead of initiation of geotechnical studies and avoided project delays. Our team collected and documented 13 newly discovered vertebrate fossil localities yielding specimens that will be curated at the Western Science Center.

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“PaleoWest is considered one of EDF’s most trusted consultants. Their management and staff are always professional, responsive, and highly regarded as experts in their fields. Our Desert Harvest and Maverick projects, located in Desert Center CA, were EDF’s first large-scale projects on BLM land. PaleoWest consulted on these projects from the very beginning all the way through Commercial Operations. When any issues arose on the site, PaleoWest was always there to assist us on the reporting and mitigation required under our agreements. EDF looks forward to awarding PaleoWest many contracts in the future.”

Dana Moore, Associate Program Manager
EDF Renewables

PUSH YOUR PROJECT TO COMPLETION

“PaleoWest’s team provides expert guidance in paleontological resource management bringing to each project regional expertise and industry-leading field and laboratory methods. We take pride in our ability to provide our clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to help them achieve project objectives in the most cost-efficient manner possible.”

Jessica DeBusk | Paleontology Lead

Meet Our Expert Paleontologists

Jessica Debusk

Jessica DeBusk, MBA

Paleontology Program Manager, Los Angeles, CA

Kate Zubin-Stathopoulos

Kate Zubin-Stathopoulos, M.S.

Principal Investigator, Denver, CO

Ben Scherzer

Ben Scherzer, M.S.

Principal Investigator, Redlands, CA

NATIONWIDE OFFICES GIVE YOU ACCESS TO EXPERT TEAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

With offices spanning the country, we can deploy field crews quickly and efficiently to get your projects moving no matter where you are.

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