Serving the Public Through Science

Serving the Public Through Science

From military installations to energy and transportation infrastructure, Normandeau’s environmental science, planning, and permitting services address the complex issues surrounding the development of publicly funded projects.

Services We Offer

Normandeau supports government at all levels with a full range of permitting consulting, environmental planning, and impact assessment services. Many on our team are former public servants and take pride in being part of these projects. For a more detailed look at our federal experience and qualifications, check out our Federal Capabilities Statement.

Environmental Permitting & Regulatory Compliance

Get help navigating federal, state, and local permitting, regulation, and compliance.

Marine & Freshwater Sciences

We offer in-depth analysis of freshwater and marine plants and wildlife—including rare, threatened, and endangered species identification.

Wetland & Ecological Services

From site selection to ecosystem restoration, our scientific team can help guide you through the process.

Wildlife Sciences

Understand how birds, bats, and other wildlife may be impacted by your project.

Remote Sensing & Data Visualization

Get deeper insights and better analysis with our advanced and proprietary tools in collaboration with our experts.

We Have Thousands of Projects Under Our Belts

We Have Thousands of Projects Under Our Belts

When dealing with major infrastructure projects, public funding, and close government oversight, you need a team that is experienced and ready to mobilize. Our scientists have decades of experience in environmental permitting and planning and are highly specialized in their fields.

Unparalleled Depth and Breadth of Experience

Whether it’s conducting a wildlife survey in the field or managing data and documentation for the permitting process, our team has the experience to get things done. We’ve worked with numerous government agencies, including the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Navy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, and Federal Highway Administration, to name a few. We’ve also been recognized by the National Marine Fisheries Service for the outstanding quality of our Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) impact assessments and biological assessments.

Normandeau Associates has an indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract with the General Services Administration for environmental services. The GSA has prequalified Normandeau to make it easier for federal contracting officers to award environmental contracts.

Work with permitting consultants and environmental experts that understand the science behind the policy.

Connect with Our Expert

Col (Ret.) Curt Thalken


Normandeau’s Chief Executive Officer Colonel (retired) Curt Thalken has over 37 years of engineering experience including work in both austere and developed environments. Prior to joining Normandeau, COL Thalken served on active duty in the US Army as an engineer officer for over 25 years. His experience includes teaching in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. His military engineering career culminated as Commander of the New England District of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) responsible for aspects of the Federal Government’s engineering efforts and regulatory programs within New England.

Regulatory responsibilities included both administration of Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting for non-Federal applicants and the development of National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) documents for projects administered by USACE and review of other Federal Agency NEPA documents.

His experience with Normandeau includes extensive oversight of energy transmission (gas and electric) and power (including: nuclear, fossil fuel, hydro, and other renewables) projects nationwide; Federal, State, and Municipal environmental service contracts; and environmental compliance assistance for many private sector entities nationwide.

His education includes a BS from the United States Military Academy and MS from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Florida.