About HWR

HWR is an environmental engineering, planning consulting and project management firm based in Arcata, California. Established in 1994, HWR has built its reputation working with municipalities, Indian Tribes and non-profit organizations to develop and innovative sustainable responses to their unique development and resource needs.

HWR staff and associates include specialists in project development and management for non-profits, environmental engineering and planning, and ecological design. At the core of our philosophy is an understanding that environment, community, health and the economy are all interactive elements that do not exist independently.

HWR provides a variety of project management and design services that emphasize appropriate, ecologically and socially sensitive development. HWR staff have experience in all aspects of project development, including planning that utilizes “green” building standards, regulatory analysis and permitting, financing, grant administration, design, construction oversight, contract management and facilitation of community participation.

Utilizing our multidisciplinary background we communicate effectively with clients, architects, engineers, and the public at large. Through our work we have gained significant familiarity with the regulatory and environmental review process at the federal, state and local levels and work to maintain a strong rapport with all of these agencies.

HWR’s ecological services specialize in projects with multiple land use objectives and includes human health and wellness, ecological and wetland restoration, appropriate stormwater and wastewater management. This has been recognized by many awards our company and projects including the Ecological Society of America Corporate Award Jefferson Development Initiative Founders of the New Northwest Sustainability Award and the Architects, Designers, and Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) Lewis Mumford Award for Development.