As a result of growth and increased demand for telecommunications services in northern New Mexico, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) established a new Telecommunications Division in an effort to provide reliable and modern telecommunications technologies such as mobile phone capabilities, improved long-distance service, and high-speed Internet services to current electric customers as well as to residents and businesses in underserved areas in Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba Counties in New Mexico. 

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Tierra has acquired more than 550 residential and commercial properties parcels as an on-call provider for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Tierra’s specific services to ADOT have included coordination and analysis of property titles; coordination of appraisals; and negotiations for acquisitions involving single and multi-family residences, mobile homes, businesses, and heavy industrial properties, including a cement plant. Uniform Act compliance is required on all ADOT projects.

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As part of their Safe Routes to School Project, the City of Stanwood, Washington, planned to link a number of existing sidewalk segments to create a continuous public passageway for children and other pedestrians approaching or leaving Cedarhome Elementary School. Tierra's Right of Way team provided acquisition services in support of the project.

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Tierra coordinated with the City of Alamogordo, civil engineers and surveyors, the New Mexico Department of Transportation, and the New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) to provide right of way services on multiple projects pertaining to the City’s Regional Water Supply Project. Tierra’s work involved obtaining permits and right of way grants necessary for the installation and construction of water transmission facilities and access roads on multiple land jurisdictions.

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Tierra is working with Santa Fe County on a multiyear project to acquire the necessary property rights to complete the Santa Fe River Greenway project, an undertaking that will construct 8 miles of multi-use trails and help restore the Santa Fe River.

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Washington Rural Access Project

Tierra provided right of way services and produced nearly 100 cultural resources reports in support of the Washington Rural Access Project (WRAP), a statewide telecommunications installation project. Dubbed “the largest permitting project ever undertaken in the state of Washington,” the WRAP deployed 1,400 miles of fiber-optic communication lines to rural portions of the state, greatly improving broadband service for private citizens, important health and safety anchor institutions, and schools.

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