We conduct Mazama pocket gopher screenings from June through October.

Practical Solutions for Project Success

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 for a wide range of development and restoration projects. We provide 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.

Our service is customer driven and community focused. We value responsible, sensible, practical approaches to ecology management. We strive to help clients effectively meet their goals while ensuring a healthy future and high quality of life for our communities.


  • Aquatic & Terrestrial Surveys

  • Mazama Pocket Gopher Assessment

  • Conservation Planning

  • Restoration Design

  • Analysis & Reporting

  • Invasive Species Management

  • Forage Fish Surveys

Environmental Compliance

  • Project Planning & Permitting

  • SEPA/NEPA Documentation

  • Local Agency Guidelines

  • Critical Areas Assessment

  • Shoreline Management Act

  • Endangered Species Act

  • Clean Water Act

  • Hydraulic Code

Wetland Management

  • Wetland Reconnaissance

  • Delineation and Rating

  • Functions Assessment

  • Mitigation Planning

  • Restoration

  • Monitoring

  • Technical Reporting

  • Construction and Revegetation


Meet the Founder

"I am impassioned to help people get their projects off the ground. I'll walk you through the what, where, and why from the environmental standpoint. Together, we'll find solutions that work best for your objectives, and meet the regulations and policies affecting your site or specific job."

Erik Schwartz, Principal and Owner


We serve a wide range of private and public clients.

Whether guiding transportation and utility development projects through environmental planning and permitting phases, or helping individual private property owners with single family residential development, Capital Land & Water is fully capable of moving your plans forward. We'll advocate your interests while ensuring a sustainable and responsible approach to implementing your project. Our reputation successfully coordinating and collaborating with public agencies will be a great asset toward achieving your project goals.


We proudly collaborate with reputable local businesses.

Teaming allows us to offer multidisciplinary services to adapt and respond to specific client needs, giving you a cohesive framework for project success. Our partners allow us to offer comprehensive services covering:

  • Land Surveying

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

  • Geotechnical Investigation

  • Environmental Cleanup/Remediation

  • Environmental/Civil Engineering

  • Construction

  • And More

Capital Land & Water is also ready to collaborate with your existing team to bring the best possible service for your project.

Do you need an environmental partner?

We're ready to help.

Drop us a line and let us know what you're working on.

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