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FRESHWATER / WATERSHED
BIOASSESSMENT

WATERSHED ASSESSMENTS:

WE CURRENTLY CONDUCT THE MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS FOR SEVERAL OF THE LARGEST WATERSHED AND STORMWATER AGENCIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

Beginning in 2002 we developed a team of biologists who can provide all of the services required to successfully manage and complete freshwater bioassessment monitoring for ambient watershed, NPDES and MS4 permittees.

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FRESHWATER BIOASSAYS

OUR TEAMS OF BIOLOGISTS ARE FULLY TRAINED AND FIELD AUDITED FOR EACH PHASE OF THE SWAMP BIOASSESSMENT PROTOCOLS (2009) BY THE STORMWATER MONITORING COALITIONS (SMC) REGIONAL MONITORING PROGRAM, INCLUDING:

 

Benthic macroinvertebrate and attached algae sampling

Physical habitat condition assessment

The California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) for riparian, estuarine and depressional wetlands

 

Our taxonomy team are active participants in the Southwest Association of Freshwater Taxonomists (SAFIT) and submitting 10% of all samples to the CA Department of Fish and Game for QC re-identification

 

Database management processes that are fully CEDEN and SWAMP compatible and provide for seamless integration of data across parameter types and data sharing across agencies

 

Finally, we provide reports that include all of the statistical analyses and presentation quality graphics and tables for submittal to your clients and regulatory agencies

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