Serving Lake Tahoe, Truckee & the Sierra Since 1978


K.B.Foster Civil Engineering, Inc. maintains an experienced planning and environmental documentation capability. We have successfully prepared environmental documents that have been certified by the lead agency. Our work is often prepared directly for a public agency as part of its pursuit of a public project. We have prepared Environmental Impact Reports (EIR); Environmental Impact Statements (EIS); Environmental Assessments (EA); and Expanded Negative Declarations. We are included on Placer County's list of qualified preparers of environmental documentation and are on TRPA's list of qualified consultants.

Agency Processing

Traditionally when one thinks of civil engineering services, one thinks of the design and construction of roads, sewers, subdivisions, and bridges; and possibly surveying. Now, due to the many regulatory agencies in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas, agency processing has become an integral part of civil engineering services in this area. We have found that the average builder or owner/builder needs assistance getting through the long, complex, and often costly process of obtaining permits and approvals.

We have developed great expertise in permit processing - dealing extensively with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Douglas and Washoe Counties; the Town of Truckee, City of South Lake Tahoe, California Department of Fish and Game, California State Lands Commission, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service and California Tahoe Conservancy; and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Buoy Permits, TRPA Processing, Building Permits & Pier Permits

K.B.Foster Civil Engineering, Inc. Staff is available to assist with application preparation, submittal and agency coordination for:

  • » Lakefront Projects
  • » Scenic Evaluations
  • » New Residential Construction
  • » Additions and Modifications to Existing Residences
  • » TRPA Shore Zone Projects
  • » Boundary Line Adjustments
  • » BMP Retrofits
  • » Site Assessments

Our Past & Present Public Clients Include:

We are regularly engaged by our local public agency's to perform environmental and engineering services for their own projects and to help refine and make practical their regulations.

  • » Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)
  • » Placer County
  • » City of South Lake Tahoe
  • » Nevada County
  • » Sierra County
  • » Douglas County
  • » Washoe County
  • » North Tahoe Public Utility District
  • » Tahoe City Public Utility District
  • » California Tahoe Conservancy


With surveying, planning, engineering and architecture departments in-house, K.B.Foster Civil Engineering, Inc. is able to complete projects from start to finish in a timely and cost efficient manner.

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