photo by Daniel B. Nylen
photo by Daniel B. Nylen

Fisheries Habitat Assessment
and Restoration

Ultimately, river, stream, and wetland restoration is about recovering fish and wildlife populations from critically low levels. Key to meeting recovery goals is having a solid understanding of how species respond to restoration actions and how, at different life stages, restoration improves survival rates for endangered populations. Our biologists have led Washington State and Bonneville Power Administration monitoring efforts to determine the most effective methods to restore habitat. Monitoring and assessment programs developed for our clients utilize state of the art science and engineering research and meld results to improve the practice of restoration. Our expertise includes survey of instream aquatic habitat, channel topography and geomorphology, juvenile and adult fish, macroinvertebrates, vegetation, wetlands, estuarine habitat, and floodplains.