Ecological Assessments & Design

We combine thorough analysis in the field with the latest mapping technologies to help clients visualize and prioritize the primary causes of impairment to their systems and then develop the appropriate restoration design. 


Our team of scientists and technicians are experienced in standard assessment protocol for regional agencies (DEQ, FWP, USFS) and have also created customized assessments to address specific issues such as sediment sources, soil contamination or point-source pollutants.

Stream, riparian & wetland assessment services

  • Stream channel and assessments

  • Riparian bio-physical and bank stability assessments.

  • Aquatic insect & plant surveys

  • Wetland delineation and wetland function assessments

  • Water quality investigations including TMDL assessments

Soil assessment services

Forest assessment services

See Forestry page for details

  • Soil disturbance assessments

  • NEPA: EA/EIS/FONSI preparation

  • Soil protection design features

  • Soil classification & mapping

  • Toxic soil remediation

  • Soil fertility testing, drainage and capability assessments

  • Design & build soil erosion control structures

  • Design & build soil bioengineering structures

  • Soil stewardship recommendations

  • Training in soil biophysical assessments and soil restoration techniques

Watershed assessments & TMDL services

  • Watershed restoration planning and prioritization

  • Water quality investigations and sampling

  • Stream and riparian ecological condition assessments

  • Road network inventory and BMP effectiveness

  • Watershed-scale mapping

  • Geomorphological evaluation

  • Sediment source assessment and mitigation

  • Wildlife habitat evaluations

  • Insect, amphibian, reptile, bird and mammal surveys

  • Threatened and endangered species & habitat inventory

  • U.S. Forest Service fish habitat surveys - R1/R4 

Fish and wildlife population & habitat evaluation services