Celebrating The Clark Group, LLC’s Anniversary: 15 Years as a Leader in Environmental Consulting Services

Montpelier, Vermont: The Clark Group (TCG), a nationally known leader in environmental consulting services is honored to be celebrating its 15th year in business.  With offices in Montpelier, Vermont and Washington, D.C., TCG offers high-quality and client-focused consulting services at the local, state, and federal level.

Started by Ray Clark in 2001, The Clark Group was founded on the principle that integrating economic development with environmental protection would give any company, government, or Tribe a competitive advantage and open up new opportunities. Building upon this founding principle, we have used our in-depth understanding of law, science, and policy to help governmental, private, and nonprofit sector clients develop solutions to environmental challenges.  Started as a sole proprietorship in 2001, we have successfully expanded our business with offices in two states and a portfolio of clients across the country. 

“This anniversary is about recognizing our clients who have put their trust in us,” said Lisa Mahoney, President and Owner, “and our employees who work hard every day to find workable solutions to the most complex and challenging environmental problems. We are proud of the accomplishments we have made over the last fifteen years and excited about what we can do in the next fifteen and beyond.”

Projects managed by TCG have resulted in considerable improvements in planning outcomes through informed decision-making, stakeholder buy-in, and sustainable and resilient solutions.  We have unparalleled expertise in environmental policy and decision-making that has made concrete differences in the work we do for our clients. For example, TCG has been at the forefront of NEPA policy development and analysis, having worked for the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to develop A Citizen’s Guide to NEPA and to facilitate roundtable discussions regarding the modernization of NEPA.  Our in depth understanding of environmental law and policy is highlighted by the work we have done for diverse clients such as Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop programmatic analyses of rulemakings under NEPA. 

In recent years, our team has expanded our focus and gained experience and expertise in providing hazard mitigation planning, guidance on flood risk and climate resilience, and community engagement on resilience at the state, federal, and local levels.  For example, following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy and in response to a Congressional mandate, we worked with FEMA, CEQ, ACHP and DHS to create and implement the Unified Federal Review Process.  The UFR process is now being used to improve interagency environmental and historic preservation reviews for disaster recovery projects.   TCG is excited to build and expand on these successes in the coming years to assist our clients in realizing the benefits that the strategic integration of environmental and economic objectives can create.