PO Box 2834

Olympia, WA 98507

(360) 790-5936

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Ecological and Natural Resources Consulting

Mazama Pocket Gopher Screening

June 1 through October 31 - We conduct surveys according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service screening protocol and to meet local requirements.


Solutions for Project Success | Capital Land & Water works to find practical solutions for managing ecological resources. Our experience, knowledge, and relationships are critical components of effective environmental assessment and planning. Whether a single-family home, transportation improvement, or habitat restoration project, we are prepared to support you through the planning and permitting process and help you achieve your project goals.

Our Services

Our philosophy is to provide affordable environmental planning services and high quality technical reporting based on sound science. We conduct environmental assessments to facilitate planning and permitting a wide range of development and restoration projects. We give responsive expertise during the process and ensure quality data and reports, on-time project delivery, and 100% compliance with complex federal, state, and local regulations for a successful project.



Aquatic & Terrestrial Surveys
Mazama Pocket Gopher Surveys
Forage Fish Spawning Surveys
Conservation Planning
Restoration Design
Analysis & Reporting
Invasive Species Management


Environmental Compliance

Project Planning & Permitting
SEPA/NEPA Documentation
Critical Areas Assessment
Shoreline Management Act
Endangered Species Act
Clean Water Act
Hydraulic Code


Wetland Management

Wetland Reconnaissance
Delineation and Rating
Functional Assessments
Mitigation Planning & Design
Technical Reporting


Erik Schwartz, principal ecologist and founder of Capital Land & Water, has 20 years of experience in fish and wildlife habitat assessment, technical reporting, permitting, and environmental compliance review. He is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and has successfully led environmental permitting and project planning for private and public clients throughout Washington and the Northwest region. Additionally, Erik has been a primary author leading ecological aspects of complex planning documents such as habitat conservation plans, shoreline master programs, flood management plans, and regional stormwater management plans.





Capital Land & Water proudly collaborates with reputable, local firms. Our teaming with local partners allows us to offer the multidisciplinary services necessary to adapt and respond to specific project needs, giving you a cohesive and interdisciplinary framework for project success. Our partners include experts that allow us to offer comprehensive services including:

  • Land Surveying
  • GIS and CAD
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Environmental/Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • And More

We are also ready to collaborate with your existing team to bring the best possible service for your project.

Are you looking for an environmental partner?  We're ready to help.