Areas of Practice
- Aquatic Ecology and Wetlands
At NTS, your sustainability is our priority. We offer a full range of wetland services to meet the needs of private industry, local units of government and private land owners. Wetland regulations are complex and require in-depth knowledge and certification. NTS' wetland professionals include staff who are certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists as Professional Wetland Scientists. NTS staff also hold certification from the Minnesota Wetland Delineator Certification Program to perform wetland delineations. NTS specializes in wetland services to the Upper Midwest and has extensive Northeastern Minnesota project experience. NTS wetland experience includes projects in mining, energy, transportation, residential/commercial and local/regional planning.
- Site Assessment and Investigation & Brownfields
Expertise in site assessment. From buying small companies to merging large corporations such as retail, manufacturing, wood products and mining industries. NTS' professional staff understands the effects of environmental liabilities and assets on the balance sheet, and the negotiations and business decisions on which they are based.
- Data Management - Geo Database
NTS understands that the success of your project depends on reliable data. Our field scientists collect your data. Our data-management specialists and GIS specialists work together to make certain your data is online, on-time, and meets the quality your project requires. Our environmental scientists & engineers use this data to identify problems and, more importantly, solutions for your project. NTS is full-service data management.
- Water Science & Solutions
Our water resources group of scientists and engineers are available to offer assistance in stream and point-source sampling, biological stream assessments, electronic data management, wetland delineations and management, investigation of non-compliance to water quality standards, watershed modeling, stormwater sampling and solutions and any other related water quality concerns. Our water resource scientists and engineers are available to work with you at any level of involvement you may need. Our team networks with many leading academic and industry professionals to provide technical solutions that make sense.
- Surface and Groundwater Water Resources
At NTS, your sustainability is our priority. We offer a full range of water resource services to meet the needs of private industry, local units of government and private land owners.Our team of Hydrogeologists, Water Resources Engineers, Toxicologists, and Ecologists work in collaboration to provide new ideas to improve and maintain water quality.The development of water resources lies in possessing a thorough understanding of the variability and availability of taking an integrated approach to development and management of project goals and project solutions. Our hydrogeologists offer groundwater services and specialize in serving the needs of clients in northern Minnesota. Our groundwater professionals are licensed professional geologists that have the training, knowledge, project experience, and resources to apply the latest aquifer characterization methodologies. NTS personnel coordinate with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies to achieve the business objectives of our clients.
- Construction Material, Mining & Energy Lab
NTS offers a broad spectrum of services to assist contractors, property owners, architects, and engineers to provide quality assurance and quality control for various construction projects. During the project's design or proposal phase NTS can provide a variety of tests to assist the architects or engineers in their decision process. Once the project begins NTS offers both field and laboratory testing services. Testing services are provided by experienced, certified personnel. NTS also offers a variety of unique project specific field and laboratory services. Dedicated to being "The Lab of Choice" for the iron Range and beyond. NTS mining lab personnel are trained in a wide range of physical and chemical testing procedures. All test procedures follow the current ASTM methods. NTS mining lab employees have extensive knowledge and experience in the mining industry.
- Solid Waste
NTS inspectors are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and will accurately identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) and potential hazardous materials found within the structure. These materials can be found in many forms; pipe insulation, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, glues and mastics, insulations, electrical wiring, ceramics, grout and cement, exterior siding, and many other building products. Clients throughout Minnesota have used our inspection services, which include: local, state, and federal government, fire departments, commercial business, and private residences.
Each inspection is completed in a timely manner. By identifying ACM and hazardous materials the remaining disposal material can be appropriately identified and reduce the cost. It keeps your valued employees safe and healthy. NTS has professional staff with training and certifications required to perform inspections, interface with regulatory agencies, and write bid specifications for abatement of asbestos and hazardous materials.
- Environmental Compliance
- Information Technology Services