About Us

Sycamore Environmental Consultants, Inc., has provided environmental consulting services throughout California and was established in 1991. Headquartered in Sacramento, we provide environmental consulting services to the public and private sectors.  We provide environmental permitting support for public infrastructure, transportation such as bridge and highway projects, linear features projects such as transmission lines and pipelines, renewable energy, telecommunications, and general and specific plan projects.  We are certified as a Small Business SB(Micro) by the State of California (12096), and are a qualified Local Business Enterprise (LBE) by the City of Sacramento. We are also SMUD SEED (Supplier Education and Economic Development) program verified.
Our technical staff includes nine biologists, two environmental planners, and two CAD/GIS analysts. Five of our biologists have advanced degrees, three are ISA Certified Arborists, three are SWS Professional Wetland Scientists, and two are ESA Certified Ecologists.  Our biologists hold CDFW Plant Voucher Collection Permits and CDFW Scientific Collecting Permits. Sycamore Environmental holds a USFWS section 10(a) recovery permit (TE799564-5) for take of vernal pool crustaceans.
R. John Little, Ph.D., founder and President of the company, has over 30 years of environmental consulting experience.  Dr. Little has prepared numerous CEQA and NEPA documents; and has published over 30 research papers and books, including the Family treatment contribution for Violaceae in The Jepson Manual, 1st and 2nd edition.  Jeffery Little, Vice President, has over 26 years of consultant experience, and serves as project manager for all phases of project development.  Mr. Little evaluates environmental and regulatory constraints to assist our clients determine realistic schedules, prepares and manages CEQA/ NEPA documents, and identifies the necessary technical studies during project evaluation.  They lead a team of biologists and planners with diverse specialties including botany, wildlife biology, wetland delineation, restoration, arboriculture, AutoCAD mapping, and GIS/GPS analysis.  Sycamore Environmental conducts biological surveys, jurisdictional delineations, and impact analyses for special-status plant and wildlife species, and consults with federal and state agencies on threatened and endangered species issues.  We provide mapping expertise using leading industry-standard mapping technologies, and utilizes the current versions of Autodesk Civil 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, and ArcGIS software for spatial data analysis and mapping.  We design and implement mitigation plans, revegetation and erosion control plans, habitat management plans, and wetland mitigation plans.  We coordinate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service to help facilitate section 7 and 10(a) consultations.