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Freshwater & Marine

Finding new ways to measure and protect the quantity and quality of our marine and freshwater in earth’s ecosystems...

We look at how flow and volume in oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands can be impacted during project construction or operation and how it might affect growth, reproduction, bioenergetics, or survival of aquatic communities. By documenting existing conditions and determining potential impacts we develop avoidance and mitigation measures that are cost-effective but ensure protection of fish, aquatic invertebrates, and vegetation. Projects can also affect water quality. Our scientists, biologists, and technical staff use analytical chemistry and their toxicological expertise to study effects of organic and inorganic contaminants and emerging chemicals of concern. We maintain our own labs for taxonomic identification and sample processing of invertebrates and collaborate with academic partners to find new ways to measure and protect water quality. Based on our experience with power, transportation, mining, oil & gas, and federal/state/provincial work, we help you create viable projects that show how development and nature can coexist.

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