Environmental & Land Use Permitting

SE Group Celebrates the Opening of Palisade Tahoe’s Base to Base Gondola

On Saturday, December 17 2022, Palisades Tahoe officially opened the Base to Base Gondola, which connects Palisades Olympic Valley with Alpine Meadows. The new combined area makes Palisades Tahoe the largest resort in California, and the third largest in North America.  You can read about the gondola’s opening in the Tahoe Daily Tribune’s article.

SE Group is proud to have led the mountain planning and NEPA environmental analysis for this groundbreaking project,

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Introducing the Beavers and the Steep Gullies

Travis Beck, Director of Environmental Services, spoke with the NSAA Journal about the expansion project at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. SE Group partnered with Arapahoe Basin to help respond to public concerns, find alternatives to minimize impact, and navigate the planning and permitting with regard to the National Environmental Policy Act.

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SE Group attends Forest Service NEPA Roundtables

The Forest Service recently hosted Regional Roundtables to solicit feedback and discuss ideas, strategies, and tactics to improve the way the agency implements the NEPA process and engages with permittees, stakeholders, and the public.

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Brad McQuarrie, General Manager of Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, speaks about exciting improvements to the ski area and how SE Group’s long-term collaboration was instrumental in developing the vision, framework, and plan to bring these objectives to fruition.

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Ski Area Management | January 2017

SE Group’s Director of Environmental Services, Travis Beck weighs in on identifying activities allowed by the Recreational Opportunities Act of
2011. Travis moderated a panel discussion at the 2016 SAM Summer Ops conference focused on the implementation of the 2011 Act.

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