Formed in 2021, Stratus intends to lead, conduct, and/or manage environmental evaluations related to surface water hydrology, groundwater aquifers, geology and soils for both program- and project-level impact assessments pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and/or in support of development, permitting, and entitlement of natural resource stewardship and water resource management projects. Stratus also provides water and earth resource education and advocacy services aimed at fostering a better public understanding of environmental issues. Central to Stratus’ mission is an acknowledgment that Earth’s natural resources are a gift, and that socioeconomics, environmental justice, and indigenous rights must be acknowledged as inseparable from natural resource stewardship. Stratus is a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® that operates in the desert southwest and has a pledge to donate 10% of its annual profits to support local community projects that benefit the environment and/or disadvantaged/minority groups. Though Stratus’ services is focused on the geosciences, it can connect clients to its network of other environmental consulting firms and recommended independent consultants to provide full-service environmental planning and compliance.