Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality
Water Resources & Stormwater
Since 2002, ESS has provided the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) with annual aquatic monitoring services at hundreds of locations.
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“I was very satisfied with ESS's management of our aquatic macrophyte surveys project; field staff were very efficient and professional, the communication was good, and the project went very smoothly and on-budget. In conclusion, I highly recommend ESS.”
Watershed, Lake & Pond Studies
ESS is a leader in watershed protection and the complete analysis of aquatic ecosystems. ESS has performed diagnostic and feasibility studies for numerous watersheds and their associated lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and riverine systems. Our watershed, lake, and pond management services are headed by Certified Lake Managers with extensive experience in the assessment and management of both natural and man-made waterbodies. Our staff of experienced ecologists, hydrologists, engineers, and regulatory specialists provides clients with tailored studies that address the specific issues of each resource.
ESS expertise for conducting watershed assessments and plans includes:
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration
ESS has conducted numerous aquatic ecosystem restoration projects involving lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and riverine and estuarine systems. Our experience ranges from restoration planning and design to permitting and monitoring. We have specialized expertise in lake and pond restoration and have prepared diagnostic/feasibility studies and management plans for state agencies, municipalities, and watershed groups. ESS’s technical expertise allows us to develop mitigation and restoration plans that are based on a combination of ecological principals and sound engineering practices. The success of mitigation and restoration projects is a result of our experience in developing adaptable design plans and cost-effective solutions for our clients.
Our core aquatic ecosystem restoration services include:
Funding for Watershed Protection & Restoration
Local, state, and federal funding is available for watershed protection, lake and pond studies, and ecosystem restoration projects. These grant programs, such as the 319 program under the U.S. Clean Water Act, help to protect water supply, wildlife habitat, open space, and recreational resources. ESS works with our clients, particularly state and local government agencies, regional planning authorities, and non-profit watershed organizations, to pursue these funding opportunities and conducts the technical studies supported by water supply and watershed protection grants.