Biological Stream Survey
  • Fisheries and Macroinvertebrate Surveys including use of USEPA Rapid Bioassessment Protocols (RBP)
  • Biotic Condition and Index of Biological Integrity Evaluations
Habitat Assessment
  • Habitat Mapping, Typing, and Evaluations of Habitat Suitability for Fish and Macroinvertebrates
  • Monitoring the Effects of Habitat Improvements on Aquatic Biota
Water Quality Monitoring
  • In-Situ Monitoring with Field Instrumentation
  • Baseflow and Storm Sampling
  • Sample Collection fo Lab Analysis
  • Chemical and Physical Parameters
  • Baseline and Post Project Monitoring
Geomorphic Stream Assessment
  • Geomorphic Stream Inventories
  • Stream Gage Calibration Surveys
  • Geomorphic Mapping
  • Rosgen Stream Classification
  • Channel Condition and Stability Assessments
  • Evaluation of Natural Recovery Potential
  • Sediment-Discharge Rating Curves
  • Identification, Surveying and Cataloging of Reference Reaches

Watershed Assessments
  • GIS Mapping and Analysis
  • Watershed Reconnaissance Surveys
  • Biological Stream Assessments
  • Habitat Mapping and Evaluations
  • Geomorphic Stream Assessments
  • Watershed Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Problem Identification, Ranking and Prioritization
Watershed Management and Action Plans
  • Prioritization of Problems Identified During Assessment Phase
  • Identification of Potential Restoration & Management Measures
  • Feasibility Analyses of Site-Specific Restoration & Management Measures
  • Evaluations of Restoration & Management Measures utilizing Hydrologic & WQ Modeling
  • GIS Mapping of Restoration & Management Projects
  • Prioritization of Restoration & BMP Projects
  • Estimation of Project Costs
  • Project Scheduling
  • Review and Evaluation of Existing Regulatory and Management Programs
Ecological Restoration
  • Design and Implement Ecological Restoration Projects
    • Stream Channel Restoration:
      • Implementation of Riparian Zone Management Techniques and Natural Recovery Processes
      • In-Stream Habitat Enhancement for Optimizing Fish Habitat
      • Bank Stabilization utilizing Bioengineering techniques and riparian zone plantings
      • Restoration of Stable Channel Dimension, Meander Pattern, and Profile
      • Fish Passage Measures at Culverts and Low Stage Dams
      • Conversion of Springs, Irrigation Ditches, and Piped Systems to Stream Channels and Wetlands
    • Floodplain Restoration and Enhancement
      • Removal of Historic Floodplain Fills and Legacy Sediments
      • Wetland Creation and Restoration
      • Native Grass and Wildflower Meadows
      • Riparian Forest and Scrubland
Environmental Design
  • Existing Conditions Topographic Surveys
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analyses
  • Concept Designs and Renderings
  • Preliminary and Final Design Plans
  • Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
  • Construction Drawings and Specifications
  • Cost Estimating
  • Impact Analyses and Alternatives Analyses
  • Federal, State, and Local Permitting
  • Permit Applications and Supporting Documents
    • Wetland Delineations and Natural Resource Inventories
    • Functional Assessment and Ecological Uplift
    • Floodplain and Wetland Impact Plates
    • Historic and Archeological Coordination
  • Project Related Public Meetings and Site Walks
Construction Management
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Construction Stake Out
  • On-Site Construction Oversight and Inspection
  • As-Built Surveys
Post Construction Monitoring
  • 5-Year Regulatory Assessments, Documentation and Reporting
  • Geomorphic Assessments of Channel Condition
  • Evaluation of In-Stream Structure Condition and Function
  • Survivability Assessments of Riparian and Streambank Plantings
  • Photo Documentation
  • Reports and Recommendations Related to Maintenance and Repairs
Training and Workshops

  • Workshops and Training Seminars for Professionals, Watershed Associations and Community Groups
  • Introductory and Advanced Workshops and Short Courses related to:
    • Stream Ecology and Biological Survey Methods
    • Stream Hydrology and Mechanics
    • Geomorphic Stream Assessments including Stream Reach Classification and Stability Assessment Methods
    • Stream Gage Calibration Surveys and Developing Regional Curves
    • Developing Watershed Management Plans and Protection/Restoration Strategies
    • Applications of the Natural Channel Design Approach to Stream Restoration

Introductory and Advanced Workshops and Short Courses

  • Each course is tailored to meet the client’s needs.
  • The courses include classroom instruction as well as lab and field exercises to reinforce principles and techniques.
  • Representative Workshops and Training Short Courses Presented:
    • Geomorphic Stream Assessment and Natural Channel Design
      Canaan Valley Institute
    • Geomorphic Stream Assessment
      Adirondack Chapter, Trout Unlimited
    • Stream Morphologic Classification and Channel Stability Assessment
      Water Quality Management Section, Baltimore City Department of Public Works and Maryland State Highway Administration
    • Stream Channel Stability: Assessment, Restoration and Management
      Stream Management Program, New York City Department of Environmental Protection and Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District
    • Stream Processes, Assessment and Restoration
      In cooperation with Ecosystem Recovery Institute for U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
    • Stream Processes, Assessment and Restoration
      In cooperation with Ecosystem Recovery Institute for U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and Vermont Department of Environmental Protection
  • Workshop and Short Course Participant Comments: 
    • “It was great.”   –    “I liked that, though we covered a lot of material, plenty of time was given for questions and discussions, very important!”   –
    • “Fieldwork was very useful.”   –   “I very much enjoyed the course! I expect to take the 2nd course and immediately begin practicing surveying techniques and fine tuning skills learned in the lab and field exercises.”   –
    • “Good team building exercises in the field.”   –   “Course was well organized and beneficial.”   – “Overall, the best technical training I’ve been exposed to.”